from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Exceedingly lofty or exalted: high-flown ideas about the history of Christianity.
- adj. Highly pretentious or inflated: high-flown rhetoric.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. pretentiously eloquent; highly figurative
- adj. lofty, extravagant, refined
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Elevated; proud.
- adj. Turgid; extravagant; bombastic; inflated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Raised to a high pitch; elevated; elated.
- Enthusiastic; extravagant; bombastic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
- adj. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
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