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.