Definition of Euphuist

1. n. One who affects excessive refinement and elegance of language; -- applied esp. to a class of writers, in the age of Elizabeth, whose productions are marked by affected conceits and high-flown diction.



Definition of Euphuist

1. Noun. One who affects excessive refinement and elegance of language; applied especially to a class of writers, in the age of (w Elizabeth I), whose productions are marked by affected conceits and high-flown diction. ¹

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Definition of Euphuist

1. one given to euphuism [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Euphuist

euphotic zone
euphotide
euphotides
euphotometric
euphrasia
euphrasias
euphrasies
euphrasy
euphroe
euphroes
euphuise
euphuised
euphuises
euphuism
euphuisms
euphuist (current term)
euphuistic
euphuistically
euphuists
euphuize
euphuized
euphuizes
euphuizing
euphyllophyte
euphyllophytes
eupione
eupittone
eupittonic
euplasia
euplastic

Literary usage of Euphuist

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1. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1845)
"Nash, from general consent, was probably one; John Lilly, the euphuist, another, upon the authority of Oldys, who allots to him 'Pappe with a Hatchet? but ..."

2. John Lyly and Euphuism by Clarence Griffin Child (1894)
"The euphuist not ' only imitated his use of these devices, ... Had alliteration ever been used before as the euphuist used it — or in a way that would lead ..."

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