Figure Name cacozelia
Source Silva Rhetoricae (
Earliest Source None
Etymology None
Type Trope
Linguistic Domain Lexicographic

1. A stylistic affectation of diction, such as throwing in foreign words to appear learned.
2. Bad taste in words or selection of metaphor, either to make the facts appear worse or to disgust the auditors.


This is an adultery against the state, to have sex under the trophies of Miltiades. —Seneca

Kind Of
Part Of
Related Figures soraismus, Graecism, Hebraism
Notes Not sure if 'type of' is applicable in this case...
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ashwini Namasivayam
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
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