high-flown definition

  • adjective:
    • Exceedingly lofty or exalted: high-flown a few ideas in regards to the history of Christianity.
    • Highly pretentious or inflated: high-flown rhetoric.
    • pretentiously eloquent; highly figurative
    • lofty, extravagant, refined
    • Elevated; happy.
    • Turgid; extravagant; bombastic; inflated.
    • pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
    • of large moral or intellectual value; elevated in general or style
  • others:
    • Raised to a higher pitch; raised; elated.
    • Enthusiastic; extravagant; bombastic.

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