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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or derived from, Latin; in the Latin style or idiom.
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SAXON words are usually more forceful than Latinistic words -- for force, use _wars against_ rather than _militate against_.
An author who had much to do with preparing me for the quixotic folly in point was that Thomas Babington Macaulay, who taught simplicity of diction in phrases of as "learned length and thundering sound," as any he would have had me shun, and who deplored the Latinistic English of
We feel that religious emotion is feeble here, and that the classical enthusiasm of the Renaissance is on the point of expiring in those Latinistic artifices.
[Footnote 2: These two distinguished authors were of congenial tastes, and both cultivated the same Latinistic literary diction.