aschematiston  aschematiston
  Gk. "without form or figure"
male figuratum

The use of plain, unadorned or unornamented language. Or, the unskilled use of figurative language. A vice.
Related Figures
  • Vices
  Sources: Quint. 9.1.13; Sherry (1550) 35 ("aschematiston," "male figuratum")

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