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Definition of the adjective high-sounding

What does high-sounding mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)

Alternative definition of the adjective high-sounding


  1. Having an elevated or moralistic tone.
  2. Oratorial or even contrived sounding.

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

HIGH-SOUNDING, pompous; noisy. HIGH-stITED, full of life and ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

high-sounding hire ant relaxed, easygoing, languid, lackadaisical, apathetic, low- key, soft-sell. high-sounding adj. grandiloquent, overblown, bombastic, pompous, strained, flamboyant, high-flown, extravagant, affected, stilted. ant. sober, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Though the high-sounding names of Christ's vicar, and St. Paul's successor, were still retained to keep up the Pope's dignity and authority, yet they had for many ages governed themselves as secular princes. Burnet. History of the Reformation , ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

beau monde high-sounding: 4 rich; 5 tumid; 6 florid, mouthy, ornate, turgid; 7 flowery, orotund, pompous; 8 inflated, sonorous, swelling; 9 bombastic, grandiose, high-flown; 10 highflying, ornamented, rhetorical, turgescent; 11 big- sounding, ...

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