One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his novels seem high-flown and absurd’
grand-sounding, high-sounding, extravagant, exaggerated, elaborate, flowery, florid, ornate, overblown, overdone, overripe, overwrought, grandiloquent, magniloquent, grandiose, lofty, rhetorical, oratorical, verbose, inflated, affected, pretentious, turgid, bombastic, declamatory
informal windy, purple, highfalutin, la-di-da
rare fustian, euphuistic, orotund, tumid
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