Definition Of turgid


swollen and distended or congested.

a turgid and fast-moving river

Example Of turgid

  • Any fears of unnecessary verbosity and turgidity are misplaced.

  • As an orator or ‘communicator’ he was terrible, with one turgid cliché following another, delivered in a folksy drone punctuated by wags of the head.

  • Breakfast rooms across India display a vista of glazed eyes ploughing wearily through the turgid , circumlocutory language of the morning papers.

  • Faced with this tediously turgid presentation, my eyes glossed over, and only masochistic perseverance got me through.

  • I do understand the instinct of journalists to translate turgid legal verbiage into clear language.

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