cacozelia

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cacozēlia (a bad, faulty, awkward imitation), from Ancient Greek κᾰκοζηλία (kakozēlía, unhappy imitation", "affectation).

Noun[edit]

cacozelia

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

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κᾰκοζηλία (kakozēlía, unhappy imitation", "affectation).

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Noun[edit]

cacozēlia f (genitive cacozēliae); first declension

  1. A bad, faulty, awkward imitation.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cacozēlia cacozēliae
genitive cacozēliae cacozēliārum
dative cacozēliae cacozēliīs
accusative cacozēliam cacozēliās
ablative cacozēliā cacozēliīs
vocative cacozēlia cacozēliae

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