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high–flown

adjective \ˈhī-ˈflōn\

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

Full Definition of HIGH-FLOWN

1
:  exceedingly or excessively high or favorable
2
:  having an excessively embellished or inflated character :  pretentious <high–flown language>

First Known Use of HIGH-FLOWN

1647

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