from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The use of pretentious words or language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The use of pretentious words, language, or style.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The habit of using a pompous or turgid style in speaking or writing.


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