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  • n. Good writing on a minor subject.

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  • n. fine writing in praise of trivial or base subjects

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  • See: http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-ado1.htm for a discussion of the historical rhetorical-training practice that later came to be called adoxography. Put's me in mind of a book I am reading, "How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read," by Pierre Bayard. The tongue-in-cheek thesis is that you are better equipped to discuss a book if you have not read it.

    May 29, 2015

  • This word feels very British. There is an American sense that the British treat all subjects with equal gravitas, including things we would fine to be worthless.

    June 27, 2010

  • I wonder if you should filter out twitter hits for users who have a wordnik word as their username, as in @adoxography

    Just seems like clutter.

    Loving wordnik, btw.

    September 7, 2009

  • JM is honoured to be nominated for the Adoxography Awards.

    August 25, 2009

  • adoxography

    n. eloquent praise of a worthless thing

    July 7, 2008