turgid


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Synonyms for turgid

Synonyms for turgid

filled up with or as if with something insubstantial

Synonyms for turgid

ostentatiously lofty in style

abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

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Saturday's performance was a worrying hark back to the early stages of Johnson's reign, where an inability to create saw them serve up turgid fayre.
Kennedy was shot, but the turgid result actually leaves you looking forward to the assassination.
Writing in his memoir, Will & Me, Dromgoole argues that Shakespeare's plays contain a number of passages of poor, turgid writing which he attributes to tiredness and hangovers.
At the same time, Robertson's close attention to the cases and his sometimes turgid prose makes this important transformation less clear (and its significance less apparent) than it should be.
Matters are not improved when innovative ideas by EMBT or others, are passed over for more turgid designs, because planners think private investors will find them easier.
Although a bit turgid sounding if one's idea of good organ music begins with Bach and ends with Mendelssohn, the compositions by all three of these individuals are often exciting to listen to.
If one is able to plow through dense and turgid academic jargon, replete with words like "problematize," "deprivilegize," and "literalize," one might find some rather astute insights.
Pagels has written a turgid, academically questionable, wonderfully dry book.
Fresh out of Yale School of Drama, Jones says he's renounced the turgid "Chekhov-y" playwriting mode he once adhered to ("White people sitting on the sofa talking for hours").
The turgid disquisitions that they had been reading by Trotsky and others about the imminent fall of capitalism soon seemed dated indeed.
Indeed, this turgid tale marks the decadent stage not just of a Hollywood franchise but of a briefly vibrant genre.
Under a name forged from two disparate musical sources--original industrial band Throbbing Gristle's album Assume Power Focus and late-'80s indie merchants Ultra Vivid Scene--Sudbrack invokes a turgid mishmash of respirations ranging from Brazilian Carnival to prog-rock album-cover design to children's coloring books to Tibetan devotional art.
The only way to escape Tokyo's turgid humidity, blackouts or not, is to get away.
Sleeping, in turgid nets of a fisher's weary trawler trash
The Crows tightened up considerably after half time but showed little attacking intention to leave a turgid midfield stalemate that did little to warm freezing spectators.