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synonyms for hifalutin

  • affected
  • arrogant
  • boastful
  • conceited
  • condescending
  • flaunting
  • grandiose
  • high-and-mighty
  • important
  • la-di-da
  • lofty
  • mannered
  • ostentatious
  • overbearing
  • presumptuous
  • pretentious
  • puffed-up
  • puffy
  • self-centered
  • stuck-up
  • swanky
  • uppity
  • vain
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How to use hifalutin in a sentence

Perez here, he's got such hifalutin' notions, that nothin' less than a circus bill 'll do him.
CAP'N ERIJOSEPH CROSBY LINCOLN
No, not fer a considerbul spell lessen we has one grand, hifalutin' tornader.
PEGGY STEWART AT SCHOOLGABRIELLE E. JACKSON
The stuffed buckram of Johnsonese had been succeeded by the mincing hifalutin of Mrs. Anne Radcliffe and her like.
WASHINGTON IRVINGHENRY W. BOYNTON
I fed and bedded your hifalutin' chickens though I'm sort of uneasy around that one high-steppin' rooster.
THE BLACK FAWNJAMES ARTHUR KJELGAARD
Mather, in his "Magnalia," indulges in a strain of eulogy toward this gentleman that we should now call hifalutin.
NOOKS AND CORNERS OF THE NEW ENGLAND COASTSAMUEL ADAMS DRAKE
He said at the time that he knew she'd bring him bad luck—she being his thirteenth—and she did, she was that hifalutin.
THE LIONS OF THE LORDHARRY LEON WILSON
"That's her hifalutin way of putting on the dog, nurse," Doctor Parris grinned wickedly.
OLD MR. WILEYFANNY GREYE LA SPINA
Nor, Im jes er plain ole biznes man,—I ain got no fightin sense like dese rip snortin, hifalutin solger boys.
BYPATHS IN DIXIESARAH JOHNSON COCKE
He kept telling himself that Sophy was being hifalutin in addition to being rash.
SHADOWS OF FLAMESAMELIE RIVES
That paper, though clever, always seemed to him intolerably hifalutin'!
THE PATRICIANJOHN GALSWORTHY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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