Cite
 

Synonyms of high-flown

Adjective


1. high-flown, high-sounding, inflated, pretentious (vs. unpretentious)

usage: 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"

2. exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded, noble (vs. ignoble)

usage: 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"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.