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high-flown

[hahy-flohn] /ˈhaɪˈfloʊn/
adjective
1.
extravagant in aims, pretensions, etc.
2.
pretentiously lofty; bombastic:
We couldn't endure his high-flown oratory.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50
Synonyms
2. florid, flowery, magniloquent, grandiloquent.
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British Dictionary definitions for high-flown

high-flown

adjective
1.
extravagant or pretentious in conception or intention: high-flown ideas
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