from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Variant of highfalutin.

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  • adj. Alternative form of highfalutin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See highfaluting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. affectedly genteel


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  • "I guess that's what they call hifalutin," said Sunbeam; "now do tell it right."

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  • In his acceptance speech before mine, Mango Comics publisher Zach Yonzon referred to Siglo as "hifalutin", in the context of his book even being nominated (it was a compliment).

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  • I accept the descriptor "hifalutin" if what it describes are texts that are more sophisticated than the average comic book.


  • In the comments section, he quotes another blogger who found our use of the term "hifalutin" and said that it detracted from his enjoyment of the book.


  • These ideas are forced so strongly upon me as I travel westward, that I almost fear that I am writing in a "hifalutin" style, so I will only add that I think that our Oriental Grand Vizier knew Oriental character and the way of influencing Oriental modes of thinking better than his detractors when he added et Imperatrix to the much loved V. R.

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  • He has no useless flourish in his manner, and none of the 'hifalutin' in his style.

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  • Young Lyman talked in a "hifalutin" style, but with some truth in it, of the influence of a woman's presence, how

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  • Paul did not pretend to be a connoisseur in paintings, and could neither understand nor appreciate the fine writing he read about them in books, or the "hifalutin" which affected men bestowed upon them; but in the presence of the grand old painting, he was awed and silenced.

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  • the word you objectors are searching for is " hifalutin' "

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  • Americans call "hifalutin" tendencies in speech and conduct, and as he listened to the preaching of the new Gospel doubts and questionings spontaneously rose in his mind: "What do those young people, who betray their gentlefolk origin by their delicate white hands, their foreign phrases, their ignorance of the common things of everyday peasant life, really want?



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