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tur·gid

 (tûr′jĭd)
adj.
1. Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent: turgid prose.
2. Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated: a turgid bladder; turgid veins.

[Latin turgidus, from turgēre, to be swollen.]

tur·gid′i·ty, tur′gid·ness n.
tur′gid·ly adv.

turgid

(ˈtɜːdʒɪd)
adj
1. swollen and distended; congested
2. (of style or language) pompous and high-flown; bombastic
[C17: from Latin turgidus, from turgēre to swell]
turˈgidity, ˈturgidness n
ˈturgidly adv

tur•gid

(ˈtɜr dʒɪd)

adj.
1. swollen; distended; tumid.
2. inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic: turgid language.
[1660–70; < Latin turgidus=turg(ēre) to swell + -idus -id4]
tur•gid′i•ty, tur′gid•ness, n.
tur′gid•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.turgid - ostentatiously lofty in styleturgid - ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"
2.turgid - abnormally distended especially by fluids or gasturgid - abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid flesh"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"

turgid

turgid

adjective
Filled up with or as if with something insubstantial:
Translations

turgid

[ˈtɜːdʒɪd] ADJ [prose etc] → inflado, rimbombante

turgid

[ˈtɜːrdʒɪd] adj [speech] → pompeux/euse, ampoulé(e)

turgid

adj (= swollen)(an)geschwollen; (fig) styleschwülstig, überladen

turgid

[ˈtɜːdʒɪd] adj (liter) (prose, speech) → ampolloso/a, pomposo/a

tur·gid

a. túrgido-a; hinchado-a, distendido-a.
References in classic literature ?
I've always used to get up with the lark, till I came under the petrifying influence of your turgid intellect.
And so, in safety, they made the opposite shore, Korak perched high and dry above the turgid flood.
He had liked women in that turgid past of his, and been fascinated by some of them, but he had not known what it was to love them.
For in Byron's undisciplined, turgid soul there is a strain of coarseness and vulgarity which not seldom shows itself in his poetry, spoiling some of his most beautiful lines.
It will start to reflect the turgid football on display.
It says "serve up the sort of turgid dross we have unfortunately had to watch on less celebrated Guinness Pro 12 weekends".
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West Ham fans were wrongly panned for booing their team after a turgid victory over Hull, when Allardyce cupped his ear and scoffed at their jeers.
Fellowes should stick to rewriting Shakespeare: even those tawdry plagiarisms can't be worse than the turgid, overhyped misery of the last series of Downton.
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Boss Neil Young was critical of his team's performance last Saturday in a turgid draw at home to lowly Frickley Athletic.
The former Leicester lock was particularly bemused by England's failure to register a try, the first time they had failed to do so since a turgid draw at Murrayfield during the 2010 Six Nations.