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highfalutin

adjective
variants: also hifalutin

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1 full of fine words and fancy expressions
  • 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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2 having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • her highfalutin relatives from New York made the snide remark that her little house "has that lived-in look"

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The first known use of highfalutin was in 1839

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“Highfalutin.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/highfalutin. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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