Now, however, he felt that Gabriel's highfaluting nonsense was carrying him away.
His language in those telegrams and letters was highfaluting and bombastic.
How gorgeous to belong to a highfaluting family that's got legends and ghosts.
In point of style it is a curious jumble of American sense and Southern highfaluting.
After dinner her father pleaded for a music-hall as against what he called "some highfaluting, teacup English play."
He's got to give up this highfaluting nonsense of his if he expects me to support him.
Well, you're a nice one with your history to put on these highfaluting, righteous airs, aren't you?
Overblown and pretentious; bombastic; stilted: take one with ideas less ''highfalutin' ''/ stilted, overstrained, and as the Americans would say, hifalutin
[1848+; origin unknown; originally a gerund, seemingly based on a verb high falute, suggesting a humorous alteration of flute; perhaps fr a blend of highflown with some other element; perhaps fr Dutch verlooten, ''stilted'']