highfalutin definition

  • adjective:
    • casual Pompous or pretentious: "highfalutin cause of denying direct federal assistance to the unemployed” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
    • Self-important, pompous; arrogant or egotistical; looking after showcase or hold yourself in unduly high regard.
    • Affectedly genteel; pretentious; haughty; snobbish.
    • affectedly genteel
  • noun:
    • High-flown, bombastic language.
    • Pompous speech or writing; bombast; fustian.
  • others:
    • Pompous; high-sounding; bombastic.

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