literaryism

noun

lit·​er·​ary·​ism
-rēˌizəm
plural -s
: an instance of or tendency to use excessive refinement of expression in written compositions
every literaryism … fritters away a scrap of the reader's patienceEzra Pound

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of literaryism was in 1879

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“Literaryism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/literaryism. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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