III. MEANS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS
2. Conventional means; language generally; various qualities of style
[Nouns] inelegance; stiffness; "unlettered Muse" [Gray]; barbarism; slang [more]; solecism [more]; mannerism (affectation) [more]; euphuism; fustian [more]; cacophony; words that break the teeth, words that dislocate the jaw; marinism.
[Adjectives] inelegant, graceless, ungraceful; harsh, abrupt; dry, stiff, cramped, formal, guinde; forced, labored; artificial, mannered, ponderous; awkward, uncourtly, unpolished; turgid [more]; affected, euphuistic; barbarous, uncouth, grotesque, rude, crude, halting; offensive to ears polite.