highflown

high-flown

[hahy-flohn]
adjective
1.
extravagant in aims, pretensions, etc.
2.
pretentiously lofty; bombastic: We couldn't endure his high-flown oratory.

Origin:
1640–50


2. florid, flowery, magniloquent, grandiloquent.
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high-flown
 
adj
extravagant or pretentious in conception or intention: high-flown ideas

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