turgidity


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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.
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turgidity

noun
Pretentious, pompous speech or writing:
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turgidity

[tɜːˈdʒɪdɪtɪ] N [of prose etc] → rimbombancia f

turgidity

n (lit)Schwellung f; (fig, of style) → Schwülstigkeit f; the turgidity of this writer’s styleder schwülstige Stil dieses Schriftstellers
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