A person who writes or speaks in an artificial, highly elaborate way
Late 16th century: from Euphues, the name of a character in John Lyly's prose romance of the same name (1578–80), from Greek euphuēs 'well endowed by nature', from eu 'well' + the base of phuē 'growth'.
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I may suppose, without significant evidence, that some have thought (pondered, perhaps) that my posts for WotD are odd, verbose, obscure, and that, in fact, I am an euphuist
. I shall make no effort to disabuse such thoughts. Would it matter if I did? You are, after all, entitled to your opinions, whether accurate or askew. I shall continue to contribute compendia of accumulated foolishness, whether you complain, congratulate or simply stand mute.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.