I’m looking for a word to describe the language of a writer which has the characteristic of being rich and at the same time says that the words that this writer uses have many layers of meanings.
The word polysemous (having multiple meanings) and the word multivalent (defined as having many values, meanings, or appeals) seem to fit the description. Yet both words sound quite technical to me. I’ve never encountered the word polysemous outside the field of linguistics and multivalent — according to the dictionary — is used mostly in chemistry.
So which word is better?
The writer’s language is so rich and polysemous.
The writer’s language is so rich and multivalent.
Also, are there other, better synonyms?