lit·​er·​ary·​ism | \ -rēˌizəm \
plural -s

Definition of literaryism

: an instance of or tendency to use excessive refinement of expression in written compositions every literaryism … fritters away a scrap of the reader's patience— Ezra Pound

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First Known Use of literaryism

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Literaryism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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