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What is a word that describes words that are unnecessarily complicated? Any suggestions for a word or a phrase would be great.

For example, the use of many adjectives (which are not be used commonly in conversation) to describe a particle noun.

"A predilection by the intelligentsia to engage in the manifestation of prolix exposition through a buzzword disposition form of communication notwithstanding the availability of more comprehensible, punctiliously applicable, diminutive alternatives"

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'Sesquipedalian' describes a word of many syllables, but that may not be quite what you want. –  Barrie England Jul 8 '12 at 12:17
Can we have some context, please? It can be argued that no word is unnecessarily complicated: if it's to express what it's supposed to express, it needs to be as complicated as is necessary to do that. –  Andrew Leach Jul 8 '12 at 12:32
Perhaps using many adjectives of very similar meanings to describe a noun, possibly for the purpose of emphasis through repetition –  darrentnh Jul 8 '12 at 12:38
A more generic word is fine as well. –  darrentnh Jul 8 '12 at 12:39
Still too vague. Give us examples, context, what part of speech you're looking for, etc. Otherwise you'll be getting answers that are all over the map, from circumlocution to pleonasm to purple prose to rigmarole to wordy, which won't be of help to anyone, including yourself. –  RegDwigнt Jul 8 '12 at 12:47
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closed as not a real question by RegDwigнt Jul 8 '12 at 12:42

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