high-flown


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high-flown

(hī′flōn′)
adj.
1. Exceedingly lofty or exalted: high-flown ideas about the history of Christianity.
2. Highly pretentious or inflated: high-flown rhetoric.

high-flown

adj
extravagant or pretentious in conception or intention: high-flown ideas.

high′-flown′



adj.
1. extravagant in aims, pretensions, etc.
2. pretentiously lofty; bombastic: high-flown oratory.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.high-flown - pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
pretentious - making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"
2.high-flown - of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose"
noble - having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"

high-flown

adjective extravagant, elaborate, pretentious, exaggerated, inflated, lofty, grandiose, overblown, florid, high-falutin (informal), arty-farty (informal), magniloquent Many personnel were put off by such high-flown rhetoric.
simple, straightforward, restrained, practical, reasonable, moderate, sensible, modest, realistic, pragmatic, down-to-earth, unpretentious

high-flown

adjective
1. Exceedingly dignified in form, tone, or style:
2. Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
Translations

high-flown

[ˈhaɪfləʊn] ADJexagerado, altisonante

high-flown

[ˌhaɪˈfləʊn] adj (speech) → altisonante/a; (language) → ampolloso/a
References in classic literature ?
Let him, therefore, be permitted, in his own high-flown way, to speak for himself.
It was a letter to her from a medical student or someone of that sort--a very high-flown and flowery, but extremely respectful, love-letter.
Mine is no high-flown affection, Mine no passion par amours- As they call it- what I offer Is an honest love, and pure.