Origin of turgid
Examples from the Web for turgid
Smith faxed a turgid apologia over to Bullock on Sunday, a mere three weeks after her relationship with James came to light.
His familiar style was dry and turgid: if the style exhibit the man, how I pity M. de Blacas!Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I|Fleury de Chaboulon.
Here they dropped to a walk as they splashed their way through the turgid stream.The Twins of Suffering Creek|Ridgwell Cullum
In what raptures have I seen an audience, at the furious fustian and turgid rants in Nat.The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor|Samuel James Arnold
British Dictionary definitions for turgid
Word Origin for turgid
Word Origin and History for turgid
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.