swollen; distended; tumid.
inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic: turgid language.
- tur·gid·i·ty, tur·gid·ness, noun
- tur·gid·ly, adverb
- un·tur·gid, adjective
- un·tur·gid·ly, adverb
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How to use turgid in a sentence
It is also now part of a turgid, boiling debate over police use of force, one that overlaps with America’s sharp political divide.Police have fatally shot 22 children under age 16 since 2015 | Philip Bump | April 16, 2021 | Washington Post
Some of it gets rather turgid, even given the remarkable ability of the participants to recreate exact bits of dialogue.
Why not go for the polar opposite of a turgid straight white guy?
Smith faxed a turgid apologia over to Bullock on Sunday, a mere three weeks after her relationship with James came to light.
Accordingly, the Crown has dwindled away in proportion to the unnatural and turgid growth of this excrescence on the Court.Thoughts on the Present Discontents | Edmund Burke
In her usual bad taste she complained, in turgid, extravagant terms, of his deceitful conduct towards her.The Duel | A. I. Kuprin
Accordingly the crown has dwindled away, in proportion to the unnatural and turgid growth of this excrescence on the court.
Santiago's style as a writer of love letters might be a little on the turgid side, but he knew how to make himself clear.The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
Plethore′tic, Plethor′ic, -al, afflicted with plethora: superabundant: turgid.
British Dictionary definitions for turgid
swollen and distended; congested
(of style or language) pompous and high-flown; bombastic
- turgidity or turgidness, noun
- turgidly, adverb
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