adjective lex·i·phan·ic \¦leksə¦fanik\

Definition of lexiphanic


  1. :  using ostentatiously recondite words :  bombastic, pretentious

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Origin and Etymology of lexiphanic

Lexiphanes (bombastic speaker in the dialogue Lexiphanes by Lucian, 2d century a.d. Greek satirist) + English -ic

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to criticize severely

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