or high·fa·lu·tin', hi·fa·lu·tin, hi·fa·lu·tin'
- pompous; bombastic; haughty; pretentious.
Origin of highfalutin
Related Words for highfalutingself-conscious, stilted, pretentious, gaudy, swank, splashy, flamboyant, extravagant, classy, garish, jaunty, conspicuous, glittery, selfish, overbearing, bombastic, presumptuous, imperious, boastful, grandiose
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Historical Examples of highfaluting
His language in those telegrams and letters was highfaluting and bombastic.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
How gorgeous to belong to a highfaluting family that's got legends and ghosts.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
He's got to give up this highfaluting nonsense of his if he expects me to support him.
Now, however, he felt that Gabriel's highfaluting nonsense was carrying him away.
Well, you're a nice one with your history to put on these highfaluting, righteous airs, aren't you?The Ancient Law
- informal pompous or pretentious