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high–flown

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adjective \ˈhī-ˈflōn\

Simple Definition of high–flown

  • : using fancy words that are meant to sound important and impressive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of high–flown

  1. 1 :  exceedingly or excessively high or favorable

  2. 2 :  having an excessively embellished or inflated character :  pretentious <high–flown language>

1647

First Known Use of high–flown

1647


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