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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Their brash energy counts for a lot, and in horror movies, especially, too much highfalutin artiness can just end up being a chill-killer.
In this respect, the patent application departs from the highfalutin Brave New World aspects of The Selfish Ledger and gets right back to what makes money for Google: creating new services that help advertisers better flaunt their goods.
Despite their highfalutin degrees, doctors aren’t perfect.
The problem is that Ms. Jamison can’t or won’t cut the highfalutin language, the unrelentingly earnest, good-student voice and academic distance.
But don’t expect a bunch of highfalutin paintings of the Art Museum steps, or simple shots of Center City now versus in the 1970s.
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.
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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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