Definition Of high-flown


(especially of language or ideas) extravagant and lofty.

The language they used was high-flown - some would say overblown.

Example Of high-flown

  • And these values are made tangible through people, for people are the heart of a successful institution - not buildings, not high-flown mission statements or even traditions.

  • Anyone who has read the Bronte Sisters knows the kind of high-flown passion the Victorians held dear.

  • His biography is eminently sensible on a subject about which much high-flown transcendental nonsense has been written.

  • His pungent rejoinders made short work of the Government's high-flown theories.

  • However, journalism did not change overnight and it still indulged in the Soviet practice of wordiness and high-flown rhetoric.

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