• Vigour (Substantives), energy, power, force, spirit, point, vim, snap, raciness, liveliness, glow, verve, piquancy, pungency, spice, boldness, gravity, warmth, sententiousness, elevation, loftiness, sublimity, eloquence, individuality, distinction, emphasis, virility.
  • (Phrase). "Thoughts that glow and words that burn."

    (Adjectives). Vigorous, energetic, powerful, forcible, nervous, spirited, vivid, virile, expressive, lively, glowing, racy, bold, slashing, incisive, trenchant, snappy, piquant, pungent, spicy, meaty, pithy, juicy, pointed, antithetical, sententious, emphatic, athletic, distinguished, individual, lofty, elevated, sublime, Miltonic, eloquent, full of point, poetical, etc.

  • Feebleness (Substantives), baldness, tameness, meagreness, coldness, frigidity, poverty, puerility, childishness, dullness, jejuneness, monotony.
  • (Adjectives). Feeble, bald, tame, meagre, invertebrate, mealy - mouthed, wishy - washy, banal, uninteresting, jejune, vapid, cold, frigid, poor, dull 843, languid, anèmic, prosy, prosaic, pedestrian, platitudinous, mechanical, decadent, trashy, namby-pamby 866, emasculate.

  • Plainness (Substantives), simplicity, homeliness, chasteness, chastity, neatness, dryness, monotony, severity.
  • (Adjectives). Simple, unornamented, unvarnished, straightforward, plain, unadorned, dry, costive, unvaried, monotonous, severe, etc., homespun.

  • Ornament (Substantives), floridness, floridity, flamboyance, richness, opulence, turgidity, tumidity, pomposity, inflation, pretension, fustian, affectation, euphuism, gongorism, mannerism, metaphor, preciosity, inversion, figurativeness, sesquipedalia verba, rant, bombast, frothiness; flowers of speech, high-sounding words, well-rounded periods, purple patches, see 851.
  • (Verbs). To ornament, overcharge, overlay with ornament, lard or garnish with metaphors, lay the colours on thick, round a period, mouth.

    (Adjectives). Ornamented, etc., ornate, florid, flamboyant, rich, opulent, golden-mouthed, figurative, metaphorical, pedantic, affected, pretentious, falsetto, euphuistic, Della Cruscan, pompous, fustian, high-sounding, mouthy, inflated, bombastic, stilted, mannered, high-flowing, frothy, flowery, luscious, turgid, tumid, swelling, rhapsodic, rhetorical, orotund, grandiose, grandiloquent, magniloquent, sesquipedalian, Johnsonian, ponderous.

    (Adverb). Ore rotundo.

  • Elegance (Substantives), grace, ease, nature, purity, concinnity, readiness, euphony; a purist.
  • (Phrases). A ready pen; flowing periods; curiosa felicitas.

    (Adjectives). Elegant, graceful, Ciceronian, classical, natural, easy, unlaboured, chaste, pure, flowing, mellifluous, euphonious, rhythmical, puristic.

    (Phrases). To round a period; "to point a moral and adorn a tale."

  • Inelegance (Substantives), stiffness, uncouthness, barbarism, archaism, rudeness, ruggedness, abruptness, artificiality, cacophony.
  • (Phrases). Words that dislocate the jaw, that break the teeth.

    (Verb). To be inelegant, etc.

    (Phrase). To smell of the lamp.

    (Adjectives). Inelegant, stiff, forced, laboured, clumsy, contorted, tortuous, harsh, cramped, rude, rugged, dislocated, crude, uncouth, barbarous, archaic, archaistic, affected 577, artificial, abrupt, incondite.

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