Gongoresque, Johnsonian, affected, aggrandized, amplified, arabesque, ballyhooed, baroque, bedizened, big-sounding, busy, chichi, convoluted, declamatory, disproportionate, distracted, edgy, elaborate, elegant, elevated, euphuistic, exaggerated, excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fancy, fidgety, fine, flamboyant, flaming, flashy, flaunting, florid, flowery, frantic, frenetic, frilly, fulsome, fussy, garish, gaudy, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, high-wrought, highfalutin, hyperbolic, in a dither, in a tizzy, in a twitter, inflated, inkhorn, inordinate, jittery, jumpy, labored, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, lofty, lurid, luxuriant, luxurious, magnified, magniloquent, meretricious, moresque, nervous, on edge, ornate, orotund, ostentatious, overcome, overdone, overdrawn, overelaborate, overelegant, overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated, overexcited, overgreat, overinvolved, overlabored, overlarge, overmastered, overpowered, overpraised, oversold, overstated, overstrained, overstressed, overwhelmed, overworked, pedantic, picturesque, pompous, pretentious, pretty-pretty, prodigal, profuse, puffed, rhetorical, rich, rococo, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, showy, sonorous, stilted, stretched, strung out, superlative, tall, tense, tortuous, touchy, touted, upset, uptight, wound up
excitation of feeling, mental excitement, suscitation, galvanism, stimulation, piquance, piquancy, provocation, inspiration, calling forth, infection, animation, agitation, perturbation, subjugation, fascination, intoxication, enravishment, entrancement, pressure, tension, high pressure, unction, impressiveness, trail of temper, casus belli, irritation, passion, thrill, repression of feeling, sensationalism, yellow journalism, excited, wrought up, up the qui vive, astir, sparkling, in a quiver, in a fever, in a ferment, in a blaze, in a state of excitement, in hysterics, black in the face, overwrought
, tense, taught, on a razor's edge, hot, red-hot, flushed, feverish, all of a twitter, in a pucker, with quivering lips, with tears in one's eyes, flaming, boiling over, ebullient, seething, foaming at the mouth, fuming, raging, carried away by passion, wild, raving, frantic, mad, distracted, beside oneself, out of one's wits, ready to burst, bouleverse, demoniacal, lost, eperdu, tempest-tossed, haggard, ready to sink, stung to the quick, up, on one's high ropes, exciting, absorbing, riveting, distracting, impressive, warm, glowing, fervid, swelling, imposing, spirit-stirring, thrilling, high-wrought, soul-stirring, soul-subduing, heart-stirring, heart- swelling, heart-thrilling, agonizing, telling, sensational, hysterical, overpowering, overwhelming, more than flesh and blood can bear, yellow, piquant, spicy, appetizing, provocative, provoquant, tantalizing, eager to go, anxious to go, chafing at the bit, till one is black in the face, the heart beating high, the heart going pitapat, the heart leaping into one's mouth, the blood being up, the blood boiling in one's veins, the eye glistening, the eyes in a fine frenzy rolling, the head turned, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
affectation, affectedness, acting a part, pretense boasting, charlatanism, quackery, shallow profundity, pretension, airs, pedantry, purism, precisianism, euphuism, teratology, mannerism, simagree, grimace, conceit, foppery, dandyism, man millinery, coxcombry, puppyism, stiffness, formality, buckram, prudery, demureness, coquetry, mock modesty, minauderie, sentimentalism, mauvais honte, false shame, affector, performer, actor, pedant, pedagogue, doctrinaire, purist, euphuist, mannerist, grimacier, lump of affectation, precieuse ridicule, bas bleu, blue stocking, poetaster, prig, charlatan, petit maitre, flatterer, coquette, prude, puritan, affected, full of affectation, pretentious, pedantic, stilted, stagy, theatrical, big-sounding, ad captandum, canting, insincere, not natural, unnatural, self-conscious, maniere, artificial, overwrought
, overdone, overacted, euphuist, stiff, starch, formal, prim, smug, demure, tire a quatre epingles, quakerish, puritanical, prudish, pragmatical, priggish, conceited, coxcomical, foppish, dandified, finical, finikin, mincing, simpering, namby-pamby, sentimental, conceit in weakest bodies strongest works.
exaggeration, expansion, hyperbole, stretch, strain, coloring, high coloring, caricature, caricatura, extravagance, Baron Munchausen, men in buckram, yarn, fringe, embroidery, traveler's tale, fish story, gooseberry, storm in a teacup, much ado about nothing, puff, puffery, rant, figure of speech, facon de parler, stretch of fancy, stretch of the imagination, flight of fancy, false coloring, aggravation, exaggerated, overwrought
, bombastic, hyperbolical, on stilts, fabulous, extravagant, preposterous, egregious, outre, highflying, hyperbolically, excitabat enim fluctus in simpulo.