Gongorism

Definition of Gongorism

Gon´go`rism
n.1.An affected elegance or euphuism of style, for which the Spanish poet Gongora y Argote (1561-1627), among others of his time, was noted.
Gongorism, that curious disease of euphuism, that broke out simultaneously in Italy, England, and Spain.
- The Critic.
The Renaissance riots itself away in Marinism, Gongorism, Euphuism, and the affectations of the Hôtel Rambouillet.
- J. A. Symonds.

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affectation, affectedness, artfulness, artifice, artificiality, euphemism, euphuism, hyperelegance, manneredness, mannerism, overelaboration, overelegance, overniceness, overrefinement, preciosity, preciousness, pretentiousness, purism, unnaturalness
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