turgidly


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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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Adv.1.turgidly - in a turgid mannerturgidly - in a turgid manner; "he lectured bombastically about his theories"
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While Coker modestly disclaims any status as a literary critic, the present reviewer, trained in literary studies and all too familiar with contemporary literary scholarship, is eager to assert that this single volume outstrips vast quantities of the arid, abstruse and turgidly written volumes of literary criticism that occupy the lists of academic publishers.
Only in art do we really come alive; in all the rest of life the waters of experience run sluggishly and turgidly, but in art we find them pure and distilled.
To her credit, she passed muster in her turgidly emotional scenes, as well, serving notice that she could turn out to be a versatile player who can make viewers laugh and cry.
This study does not support the claim that the oral tube extends and retracts because the lower and lateral labia are turgidly packed with connective tissue; rather, my observations suggest that the rigid oral tube would appear to protrude when the muscle rectus abdominis superficial pulls back the external fold (see Altig and McDiarmid's [1999] for a similar hypothesis).
Even the thought of my own condition and of my wife and little daughter, were crowded aside by such remembrances as these; they came slowly and turgidly floating through the current of my mind.
There is, therefore, a very wide range of work that could have been included here, and though she dismisses most of the alternatives as turgidly Victorian or as overexcited tracts, it is hard to imagine that there weren't better choices than Reeth's Legions of the Dawn.
Indeed, the book does not read turgidly like some works that are heavy with quotations.
In other hands, films of this description can be turgidly overplotted and hysterically overacted.