high-flown

[ hahy-flohn ]
/ ˈhaɪˈfloʊn /

adjective

extravagant in aims, pretensions, etc.
pretentiously lofty; bombastic: We couldn't endure his high-flown oratory.

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Origin of high-flown

First recorded in 1640–50
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high-flown

adjective

extravagant or pretentious in conception or intentionhigh-flown ideas
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