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Definition of 'high-flown'

Adjective

  1. pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"
       Synonyms: high-sounding inflated
  2. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose"
       Synonyms: exalted sublime grand high-minded lofty rarefied rarified idealistic noble-minded


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