Meaning of Johnsonianism in English:

Johnsonianism

Pronunciation /ˌdʒɒnˈsəʊnɪənɪz(ə)m/

noun

  • An elaborate, literary style of language, speech, or writing, as used by or characteristic of Samuel Johnson, characterized by the use of many Latinate words and grandiloquent phraseology.

Origin

Early 19th century. From Johnsonian + -ism.