- swollen, or affected with swelling, as a part of the body.
- pompous or inflated, as language; turgid; bombastic.
- seeming to swell; bulging.
Origin of tumid
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Antonyms for tumid
Related Words for tumidbombastic, distended, inflated, overblown, pompous, puffy, swollen, tumescent, turgid, protuberant
Examples from the Web for tumid
Contemporary Examples of tumid
Tumid and unstoppable, there is little that new wallpaper or re-poured driveways can do to disguise it.Silicon Valley Mansions, Swallowed Alive
November 8, 2014
Historical Examples of tumid
The tumid nothingness of pure transcendentalism he has always abhorred.Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I
With all his tumid boasts, he's like the sword-fish, who only wears his weapon in his mouth.Pearls of Thought
Maturin M. Ballou
The listener's face was tumid and discoloured, his eyes bloodshot.The Whirlpool
A low-spired, globular shell with a large, tumid, smooth body-whorl.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
And of some tumid metaphors he says, "All too forced and over-charged."
- (of an organ or part) enlarged or swollen
- bulging or protuberant
- pompous or fulsome in styletumid prose
Word Origin for tumid
"morbidly swollen," 1540s, from Latin tumidus, from tumere "to swell" (see thigh). Figurative sense (in reference to prose, etc.) is attested from 1640s.
- Swollen; distended. Used of a body part or organ.
- Of a bulging shape; protuberant.