I am looking for a word that incorporates all, or most, of the following (when referring to a sentence or a piece of technical literature):
- Highly academic
- Not useful (despite being technically correct)
- Overly verbose/eloquent
- Superfluous (to be honest, this seems to incorporate the rest, but I want to see if there is a better word here)
Sample sentence (I hear it's required):
There are many ____ white-paper definitions which only serve to dazzle the reader with the author's purported intelligence.