highfalutin


highfalutin

adjective

Definition of HIGHFALUTIN

1
full of fine words and fancy expressions <his highfalutin paean to the working class failed to win over a crowd that wanted to hear down-to-earth proposals for economic relief>
Synonyms aureate, florid, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-flown, high-sounding, magnific, ornate, purple, rhetorical (also rhetoric)
2
having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude <her highfalutin relatives from New York made the snide remark that her little house has that lived-in look>

Variants of HIGHFALUTIN

highfalutin also hifalutin

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