Definition of euphuistic in English:

euphuistic

adjective

formal

See euphuism

  • ‘Coryate wrote in an extravagant and euphuistic style (‘He is a great and bold carpenter of words’, said Jonson), and was well known as an eccentric and amusing character; there are many references to him in 17th-cent. literature.’
  • ‘Similarly to the text he attacks, his prose is full of classical allusions and occasionally attempts the euphuistic manner.’
  • ‘Greene's career began in 1583 when he completed an MA at Oxford and published Mamilia, a courtesy book for Elizabethan women, written in the euphuistic style.’

Pronunciation

euphuistic

/juːfjʊˈɪstɪk/