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swollen, distended, overblown, pompous: The politician was known for his turgid prose.
Not to be confused with:
turbid – cloudy, muddy, murky: The turbid water overflowed the banks of the river.
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.
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
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.
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|Adj.||1.||turgid - 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 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[ˈtɜːrdʒɪd] adj [speech] → pompeux/euse, ampoulé(e)
turgid[ˈtɜːdʒɪd] adj (liter) (prose, speech) → ampolloso/a, pomposo/a
a. túrgido-a; hinchado-a, distendido-a.