from The Century Dictionary.

  • Ill-sounding; inelegant.


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  • Of _A Lover's Complaint_, marked as it is throughout with every possible sign suggestive of a far later date and a far different inspiration, I have only space or need to remark that it contains two of the most exquisitely Shakespearean verses ever vouchsafed to us by Shakespeare, and two of the most execrably euphuistic or dysphuistic lines ever inflicted on us by man.

    A Study of Shakespeare Algernon Charles Swinburne 1873


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