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Meaning of HIGH-FLOWN

Pronunciation:  'hI'flown

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"
  2. [adj]  (informal) pretentious; "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-flying dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"
 

HIGH-FLOWN is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: exalted, high-flying, high-minded, high-sounding, idealistic, inflated, lofty, noble, noble-minded, pretentious, rarefied, rarified
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\High"-flown`\, a.
1. Elevated; proud. ``High-flown hopes.'' --Denham.

2. Turgid; extravagant; bombastic; inflated; as, high-flown
   language. --M. Arnold.

 
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