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Meaning of LEXIPHANIC

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lex`i*phan"ic\ (l[e^]ks`[i^]*f[a^]n"[i^]k), a. [Gr.
lexifa`nis a phrase monger; le`xis speech + fai`nein to
show.]
Using, or interlarded with, pretentious words; bombastic; as,
a lexiphanic writer or speaker; lexiphanic writing.

 

 

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