No one can for a moment doubt that her feelings are real, but neither can the turgidity and bombast of her language be denied.
But the tendency to turgidity may proceed from debility alone.
He paced the floor in impatience while Mr. turgidity blew the clouds of dust from precedent after precedent.
Tympanī′tis, inflammation of the membrane of the ear; Tym′pany, any swelling, turgidity: tympanites.
The serenity and calm of Plato and Aristotle are gone, and in their place we have turgidity and extravagance.
What remains, is a species of pseudo-emotion which must be characterized as lachrymose hysteria or turgidity.
The turgidity and luxuriance of art gradually passed into tameness and poverty.
1610s, from Latin turgidus "swollen, inflated," from turgere "to swell," of unknown origin. Figurative use in reference to prose is from 1725. Related: Turgidly; turgidness.
turgid tur·gid (tûr'jĭd)
Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated; tumid.