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- n. the state or quality of being turgid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being turgid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being turgid or swollen; turgidness; tumidity.
- n. Bombast; turgidness; pomposity.
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- n. pompously embellished language
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Mostly I remembered the dense prose, and a sense of what...turgidity, if that is a word?
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And though the prose occasionally lapses into turgidity … these overwrought moments are more than made up for by the many gorgeous ones.
When, for the first time in his life Jake can't get an erection, Maggie wastes no time taunting the Viagra salesman back to a truly tantalizing state of tumescence and turgidity.
I was desperately hoping one of the cast members would uncap the little nipple on her back and re-inflate her to full functional turgidity, but it never happened and she continued to flop and flail her way through the entire show.
This marginalising of the bovine community must be countered by humanity acknowledging its own culpability in the over-production of methane; I am looking forward to our bishops taking the lead in repenting of their unrelenting turgidity.
EDIT: It looks like Quicksilver is so long that they had to split it into three parts to capture the full turgidity in paperback format.
"The evil that men do lives after them, in Lytton's case in 27 novels whose perfervid turgidity I intend to expose, denude, and generally make visible."
It doesn't distinguish whether the writer has let one character run away with the story, or let flowery prose mask shallow characterisation, or spent so much wordage on describing the world that the pace of the book slows down to utter turgidity.