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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Despite my parents' careers as physicians,our household was not highfalutin and full of pictures of foxhunts, or expensive wines-actually my parents prefer box wines.
People needn't be motivated only by dutiful, highfalutin notions of patriotism in order to make a difference in the world, and amassing a fortune by smartly playing whatever weird hand you're dealt in life is the American dream, dammit.
Yesha and her highfalutin words are the real racists.
Techno doesn’t need to be cosigned by highfalutin institutions to validate its importance, but Versus is the kind of work that demands a nod even from folks who might not have deigned to acknowledge the genre before.
Head to Bistro Dukes'—an upscale, but not highfalutin affair—for a refined take on classic Belgian fare, like crispy pheasant croquettes, served in a tart cranberry gel.
So that was probably my main contribution, was to bring everything to a screeching halt with my ridiculous, highfalutin ideas about consciousness.
The original had great opening rounds in 2015 before a bacon-jalapeño-pimento cheese burger — about as fancy as Kincaid’s gets — didn’t deliver enough heat or cheese, and the beloved burger joint fell to the more highfalutin Thurber Mingus.
Populists hated highfalutin newspapers as much as Mr Trump claims to today.
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arrogant, bumptious, cavalier, chesty, haughty, high-and-mighty, high-handed, high-hat, huffish, huffy, imperious, important, lofty, lordly, masterful, overweening, peremptory, pompous, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious, self-asserting, self-assertive, sniffy, supercilious, superior, uppish, uppity;
complacent, conceited, egocentric, egoistic (also egoistical), egotistic (or egotistical), narcissistic, prideful, proud, self-affected, self-applauding, self-centered, self-complacent, self-conceited, self-pleased, self-satisfied, smug, stuck-up;
HIGHFALUTIN Defined for English Language Learners
: seeming or trying to seem great or important
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