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Meaning of high-flown

high-flown

Pronunciation: (hī'flōn'), [key]
— adj.
  1. extravagant in aims, pretensions, etc.
  2. pretentiously lofty; bombastic: We couldn't endure his high-flown oratory.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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