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synonyms for highfalutin

  • arrogant
  • boastful
  • conceited
  • flaunting
  • grandiose
  • high and mighty
  • important
  • lofty
  • ostentatious
  • overbearing
  • presumptuous
  • pretentious
  • puffed up
  • puffy
  • self-centered
  • stuck-up
  • swanky
  • uppity
  • vain
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How to use highfalutin in a sentence

It’s like, I only get to make the highfalutin’ Rainer Maria Rilke references so long as I’m also making references to Homestar Runner.
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He's the only one of these fellows I've tackled who didn't tell me a lot of highfalutin rot they wanted put into the article.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
He hated the "highfalutin" bearing of these "furriners," who carried their chins aloft like masters of creation.
THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
"An' you, Em, look more highfalutin' than a peacock," he replied.
THE EMERALD CITY OF OZL. FRANK BAUM
Often he alluded to the opening for an American magazine, "not quite so highfalutin as the Atlantic nor so popular as Harper's."
MARSE HENRY (VOL. 1)HENRY WATTERSON
I stuck to my colors—that's a highfalutin way of putting it—and I've got to pay the penalty.
NELL, OF SHORNE MILLSCHARLES GARVICE
A girl gets highfalutin up there, the Doc puts her in the Ego Alter room.
NO CHARGE FOR ALTERATIONSHORACE LEONARD GOLD
Too many wrong things, too many highfalutin' notions, too much just plain old hogwash.
MY SHIPMATE--COLUMBUSSTEPHEN WILDER
I couldn't stand for your highfalutin excuses for being—well, never mind—we all get our off days.
THE STURDY OAKSAMUEL MERWIN, ET AL.
The first appears in a Senate debate of 1841; highfalutin in a political speech of the same decade.
THE AMERICAN LANGUAGEHENRY L. MENCKEN
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