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Meaning of HIGH-FLYING

Pronunciation:  hI'flIing

WordNet Dictionary
[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-FLYING is a 11 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: high-flown, high-sounding, inflated, pretentious



Thesaurus Terms
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