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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Let him, therefore, be permitted, in his own high-flown way, to speak for himself.
The liberal party said, or rather allowed it to be understood, that religion is only a curb to keep in check the barbarous classes of the people; and Stepan Arkadyevitch could not get through even a short service without his legs aching from standing up, and could never make out what was the object of all the terrible and high-flown language about another world when life might be so very amusing in this world.
She took her own romantic, high-flown view of the matter.
That print discussed what it was pleased to call "Our Colonial Expansion" in high-flown language.
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.