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: pretentious, fancy
: expressed in or marked by the use of language that is elaborated or heightened by artificial or empty means : pompous
giving a highfalutin speech
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aureate, florid, flowery, grandiloquent, high-flown, high-sounding, magnific, ornate, purple, rhetorical (also rhetoric)
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1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1
perhaps from high entry 2 + alteration of fluting, present participle of flute
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: seeming or trying to seem great or important
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