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synonyms for highflown

  • abstract
  • abstruse
  • esoteric
  • mystical
  • philosophical
  • spiritual
  • supernatural
  • theoretical
  • bodiless
  • deep
  • difficult
  • discarnate
  • eternal
  • fundamental
  • high-flown
  • ideal
  • immaterial
  • impalpable
  • incorporeal
  • insubstantial
  • intangible
  • intellectual
  • jesuitic
  • nonmaterial
  • nonphysical
  • numinous
  • oversubtle
  • preternatural
  • profound
  • recondite
  • superhuman
  • superior
  • supermundane
  • suprahuman
  • supramundane
  • supranatural
  • transcendental
  • unearthly
  • unfleshly
  • universal
  • unphysical
  • unreal
  • unsubstantial
  • decorative
  • baroque
  • flamboyant
  • sonorous
  • ornate
  • aureate
  • busy
  • figurative
  • flowery
  • fussy
  • grandiloquent
  • high-flown
  • luscious
  • magniloquent
  • ornamental
  • overblown
  • pretentious
  • rhetorical
  • rich
  • embellished
  • euphuistic
  • ornamented
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antonyms for highflown

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  • concrete
  • factual
  • obvious
  • physical
  • real
  • material
  • objective
  • solid
  • substantial
  • humble
  • modest
  • simple
  • plain
  • genuine
  • moderate
  • honest
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            How to use highflown in a sentence

            This statement is somewhat highflown and mystical, and Lessing was no doubt somewhat embarrassed by mystical thinking.
            THE POSITIVE OUTCOME OF PHILOSOPHYJOSEPH DIETZGEN
            "You will find your bills refreshing after this highflown talk," he said.
            THE WIZARD'S SON, VOL. 3MARGARET OLIPHANT
            All this no doubt was very highflown and absurd, but the girl knew no better.
            HESTER, VOLUME 1 (OF 3)MARGARET OLIPHANT
            Whereupon Lafayette and the two Municipals, with highflown chivalry, take their leave.
            THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONTHOMAS CARLYLE
            The comparison was not at all highflown to Clare, whatever it may seem to anybody else.
            LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCE, VOL. XII. NO. 30. SEPTEMBER, 1873VARIOUS
            On the other side there has been more highflown declamation than reasoning.
            SOCIETY, MANNERS AND POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATESMICHAEL CHEVALIER
            It was intended to be a highflown composition about the egg and the hen.
            MEMOIRS OF LEONORA CHRISTINALEONORA CHRISTINA ULFELDT
            Well, your Lady Highflown doesn't seem to have many friends here.
            A LITTLE REBELMARGARET WOLFE HUNGERFORD
            SYNONYM OF THE DAY
            OCTOBER 26, 1985
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