synathroesmus /si-nə-TREEZ-mus/. noun. A piling up or accumulation of terms, usually adjectives, usually in the employment of extreme—often negative—emotion. From Greek synathroismos (collection, union, grouping).
“Well, then, if you want to know,” rejoined Mrs Squeers, “I’ll tell you. Because he’s a proud, haughty, consequential, turned-up-nosed peacock.” (Charles Dickens)
“But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!” (Charles Dickens)
“Who can be wise, amazed, temp’rate, and furious,
Loyal and neutral, in a moment?”
“When you say exergasia, synathroesmus, and incrementum together in a list, it seems to me that you have thereby given an example of all three devices in that same phrase.” (Kim Stanley Robinson)
“Of all the bête, clumsy, blundering, boggling, baboon-blooded stuff I ever saw on a human stage, that thing last night beat—as far as the acting and story went—and of all the affected, sapless, soulless, beginningless, endless, topless, bottomless, topsiturviest, tuneless and scrannelpipiest—tongs and boniest—doggerel of sounds I ever endured the deadliness of, that eternity of nothing was the deadliest, so far as the sound went.” (John Ruskin)