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synonyms for highfaluting

  • 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 highfaluting in a sentence

After dinner her father pleaded for a music-hall as against what he called "some highfaluting, teacup English play."
THE AGONY COLUMNEARL DERR BIGGERS
In point of style it is a curious jumble of American sense and Southern highfaluting.
THE WRITINGS OF JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL IN PROSE AND POETRY, VOLUME VJAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
Lots of girls would have fibbed, and said they'd fainted, or something highfaluting of that nature.
THE WAR-WORKERSE.M. DELAFIELD
Well, you're a nice one with your history to put on these highfaluting, righteous airs, aren't you?
THE ANCIENT LAWELLEN GLASGOW
His language in those telegrams and letters was highfaluting and bombastic.
ENGLAND AND GERMANYEMILE JOSEPH DILLON
How gorgeous to belong to a highfaluting family that's got legends and ghosts.
A HARUM-SCARUM SCHOOLGIRLANGELA BRAZIL
He's got to give up this highfaluting nonsense of his if he expects me to support him.
VIRGINIAELLEN GLASGOW
Now, however, he felt that Gabriel's highfaluting nonsense was carrying him away.
VIRGINIAELLEN GLASGOW
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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