Housed near the Uffizi Gallery, in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, the museum has some highfalutin neighbors.
He hated anything that was highfalutin, and he had a BS detector—his phrase again—that was unmatched in the business.
Beyond Human Nature succeeds by delivering serious arguments that challenge the reader without seeming dense or highfalutin.
Overblown and pretentious; bombastic; stilted: take one with ideas less ''highfalutin' ''/ stilted, overstrained, and as the Americans would say, hifalutin
[1848+; origin unknown; originally a gerund, seemingly based on a verb high falute, suggesting a humorous alteration of flute; perhaps fr a blend of highflown with some other element; perhaps fr Dutch verlooten, ''stilted'']