lexiphanic

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

Definition of lexiphanic

archaic
: using ostentatiously recondite words : bombastic, pretentious

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History and Etymology for lexiphanic

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

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“Lexiphanic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lexiphanic. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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