(Phrase). Jus et norma loquendi.

    (Verbs). To parse, conjugate, decline, inflect, punctuate.

    (Adjectives). Grammatical, syntactic, inflexional.

  • Solecism (Substantives), bad or false grammar, slip of the pen or tongue, bull, lapsus linguè, barbarism, colloquialism, vulgarism.
  • (Verbs). To use bad or faulty grammar, to solecise, or commit a solecism.

    (Phrases). To murder the king's English; to break Priscian's head.

    (Adjectives). Ungrammatical, colloquial, slipshod, incorrect, faulty, inaccurate.

  • Style (Substantives), diction, phraseology, turn of expression, idiom, manner, strain, composition, authorship; stylist.
  • (Adjective). Stylistic.

    (Phrase). Le style, c'est l'homme même.

    Various Qualities of Style

  • Perspicuity (Substantives), lucidity, lucidness, clearness, clarity, perspicacity, plain speaking, intelligibility 518.
  • (Adjectives). Perspicuous, clear, lucid, intelligible, plain, transparent, explicit.

  • Obscurity (Substantives), ambiguity, etc., see Unintelligibility 519, involution, involvedness, vagueness.
  • (Adjectives). Obscure, confused, ambiguous, vague, unintelligible, etc., involved, wire-drawn, tortuous.

  • Conciseness (Substantives), brevity, terseness, compression, condensation, concision, closeness, laconism, pithiness, succinctness, quaintness, stiffness, ellipsis.
  • (Verbs). To be concise, etc., to condense, compress, abridge, abbreviate, cut short, curtail, abstract.

    (Adjectives). Concise, brief, short, terse, laconic, sententious, gnomic, snappy, pithy, nervous, succinct, guindé, stiff, compact, close, cramped, elliptical, telegraphic, lapidary.

    (Adverbs). In short, briefly, in a word, to the point, for short.

    (Phrases). The long and short of it; multum in parvo; it comes to this; for shortness' sake; to put it in a nutshell.

  • Diffuseness (Substantives), prolixity, verbosity, pleonasm, tautology, copiousness, exuberance, laxity, looseness, verbiage, flow, flow of words, fluency, copia verborum, redundancy, redundance, digression, circumlocution, ambages, periphrasis, episode, expletive, see Length 200, journalese.
  • (Verbs). To be diffuse, etc., to expatiate, enlarge, launch out, dilate, expand, spin out, swell out, inflate, dwell, harp on, descant, digress, ramble, rant.

    (Phrases). To beat about the bush; to spin a long yarn.

    (Adjectives). Diffuse, wordy, verbose, prolix, copious, exuberant, flowing, fluent, bombastic, lengthy, long - winded, prosy, spun out, long - spun, loose, lax, slovenly, washy, slipslop, sloppy, frothy, flatulent, windy, digressive, discursive, excursive, tripping, rambling, ambagious, pleonastic, redundant, periphrastic, episodic, circumlocutory, roundabout.

    Minute, detailed, particular, circumstantial.

    (Adverbs). In detail, in extenso, about it and about, currente calamo, usque ad nauseam.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.