turgid


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turgid

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.

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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Harlequins and the Exiles have quality goal-kickers in Paul Burke and Barry Everitt and though there is a danger the match could descend into a turgid scrap, both sides have the tryscoring ability and tendency to let in tries for a buy of points to be the logical trade.
His commitment will not have been strengthened by this turgid win.
LET'S all hear it for the B Awful, Frankly Turgid Awards.
Swansea led 15-9 at the break but a turgid match changed dramatically with three tries in seven minutes midway through the second half.
The perfect replacement for the turgid, static monograph is the recorded live symposium.
The Giants found themselves 10-8 behind after a turgid first half, but two tries after the restart from Jamahl Lolesi and Stuart Jones gave them an advantage they did no surrender.
NEW ZEALAND are on the brink of a World Cup exit after a turgid display against India in Centurion yesterday, writes Ed Hawkins.
AIR: Premiers Symptomes (Virgin) - An old one from 1997 but the French twiddlers still wipe the floor with most of the turgid grooves around.