Origin of turgid
Examples from the Web for turgidity
The serenity and calm of Plato and Aristotle are gone, and in their place we have turgidity and extravagance.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
What remains, is a species of pseudo-emotion which must be characterized as lachrymose hysteria or turgidity.Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music|Ferruccio Busoni
But the tendency to turgidity may proceed from debility alone.
Tympanī′tis, inflammation of the membrane of the ear; Tym′pany, any swelling, turgidity: tympanites.
No one can for a moment doubt that her feelings are real, but neither can the turgidity and bombast of her language be denied.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
British Dictionary definitions for turgidity
Word Origin for turgid
Word Origin and History for turgidity
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.