n. Literature, fine writing on trivial or base subject.

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  • Adoxography — is a term coined in the late 19th century, and means fine writing on a trivial or base subject. It was a form of rhetorical exercise “in which the legitimate methods of the encomium are applied to persons or objects in themselves obviously… …   Wikipedia

  • adoxography — noun fine writing in praise of trivial or base subjects Elizabethan schoolboys were taught adoxography, the art of eruditely praising worthless things adoxography is particularly useful to lawyers • Hypernyms: ↑writing, ↑authorship, ↑composition …   Useful english dictionary

  • adoxography — noun Good writing on a minor subject …   Wiktionary

  • adoxography — Skilled writing about an unimportant subject …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • Rhetoric — This article is about the art of rhetoric in general. For the work by Aristotle, see Rhetoric (Aristotle). Painting depicting a lecture in a knight academy, painted by Pieter Isaacsz or Reinhold Timm for Rosenborg Castle as part of a series of… …   Wikipedia

  • The Praise of Folly — Erasmus in 1523, by Hans Holbein In Praise of Folly (Greek title: Morias Enkomion (Μωρίας Εγκώμιον), Latin: Stultitiae Laus, sometimes translated as In Praise of More, Dutch title: Lof der Zotheid) is an essay written in 1509 by Desiderius… …   Wikipedia

  • penning — noun the act of creating written works writing was a form of therapy for him it was a matter of disputed authorship • Syn: ↑writing, ↑authorship, ↑composition • Derivationally related forms: ↑pen, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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