high-flown


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Synonyms for high-flown

Synonyms for high-flown

exceedingly dignified in form, tone, or style

characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style

Synonyms for high-flown

pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)

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That print discussed what it was pleased to call "Our Colonial Expansion" in high-flown language.
She took her own romantic, high-flown view of the matter.
Lecount; she mimicked Noel Vanstone's high-pitched voice, and repeated Noel Vanstone's high-flown compliments, with a bitter enjoyment of turning him into ridicule.
Evidently Marmeladov was a familiar figure here, and he had most likely acquired his weakness for high-flown speeches from the habit of frequently entering into conversation with strangers of all sorts in the tavern.
It sounds high-flown and absurd, but consider the fats