Examples of highfalutin in a Sentence
a highfalutin way of talking
his highfalutin paean to the working class failed to win over a crowd that wanted to hear down-to-earth proposals for economic relief
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The fashionableness of this highfalutin form of fascism might seem, at first, wildly alien from American issues or problems.
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Origin and Etymology of highfalutin
perhaps from 2high + alteration of fluting, present participle of flute
First Known Use: 1839See Words from the same year
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Definition of highfalutin for English Language Learners
: seeming or trying to seem great or important
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