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Synonyms for inkhorn

characterized by a narrow concern for book learning and formal rules, without knowledge or experience of practical matters

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having something to say], eschewing both the extremities, as well in not using any rustical corrupt leide [speech], as book-language and pen and inkhorn terms; and least of all mignard and effeminate terms.
But general errors have general pardons: for the title of other men's names is the common heraldry which all those lay claim to whose crest is a pen and inkhorn.
The diarist John Evelyn describes Bacon at ease in his garden accompanied by a servant with inkhorn and quill to record his thoughts.
The Latinate word was a latecomer to English; decried as an inkhorn term, it was defended by Puttenham, who argues, "Also ye finde these words, penetrate, penetrable, indignitie, which I cannot see how we may spare them .
For example, Warren is far from being guilty of such vices as periergia (superfluous elaboration) or cacozelia (affectation through the use of Latin words or inkhorn terms) or megaloprepeia (undue elevation of style).
Indeed, the whole borrowing controversy, the so-called inkhorn debate has not yet been studied in terms of the explicitly erotic and the discussion here suggests that this could prove to be a rich vein of research.
On August 18, the day after her arrival, she recorded that "Waldo brought me at once the inkhorn and pen" and that she "began at once to write for him" (qtd.
So incensed does Wilson become at this violation of decorum by his fellow-countrymen that he then composes a satirical letter attributed to an anonymous "Lincolnshire man" (163) and filled with the worst inkhorn terms imaginable.
Having defended Ormsby's flourishes generally, I must also admit thinking that he falls at moments into a euphuism compounded of inkhorn vocabulary and excess alliteration.
Because Tyndale moved comfortably in many languages, Daniell suggests that he might well have become an inkhorn polyglot like Shakespeare's Holofernes.
The importance of this paper for its approach towards a statement of general validity on editorial method is somewhat concealed by the writer's convoluted expression ('a very significant non-congruency of handwritten and typeset situations' is the kernel of one knotty formulation) and by his liking for inkhorn terms.
Larded with pretentious inkhorn terms ("processually," "identitarian," "equivalential," "counterhegemonic," "celebrityness," "hierachicalizing," "heteronormative," "historicalities," "multidimentional positionality," "reparameterizes," "subfluxation," "biunivocal," "subjunctified," "non-state-promoting entities," "Marlowespace") and marred by lapses in grammar and euphony, this analysis invites us to "tango with [alternative] perspectives" as reflected in "materialist and constructivist accounts" of "Mary/Moll" "as a means by which to chasse into our own alternative theoretical understanding of deviant identity formations" (66-67).