high-flown

adjective
\ˈhī-ˈflōn \

Definition of high-flown 

1 : exceedingly or excessively high or favorable

2 : having an excessively embellished or inflated character : pretentious high-flown language

Synonyms & Antonyms for high-flown

Synonyms

elevated, eloquent, formal, lofty, majestic, stately, towering

Antonyms

ineloquent, low, undignified

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1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of high-flown was in 1647

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high-flown

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of high-flown

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

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