Johnsonese

Johnsonese

the literary style of Samuel Johnson or a style similar to or in emulation of his, especially one that is turgid and orotund.
See also: Literary Style
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His literary style, often referred to as " Johnsonese, " is severely balanced, Latinate, and pithy.