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high·fa·lu·tinor hi·fa·lu·tin (hī′fə-lo͞ot′n) also high·fa·lu·ting (-lo͞ot′n, -lo͞o′tĭng)
Pompous or pretentious: "highfalutin reasons for denying direct federal assistance to the unemployed" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).
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|Adj.||1.||highfaluting - affectedly genteel|
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"
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