Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The style or language of Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709–84), or an imitation of it; a pompous, inflated style, characterized by words of classical origin (often manufactured).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The literary style of Dr. Samuel Johnson, or one formed in imitation of it; an inflated, stilted, or pompous style, affecting classical words.
“Your practice of johnsonese is amusing, but seriously I have to move on, this is getting way out of the scope of this thread, besides I have things to do.”
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