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synonyms for turgid

  • bloated
  • distended
  • inflated
  • puffy
  • tumescent
  • tumid
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antonyms for turgid

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  • humble
  • modest
  • plain
  • quiet
  • reserved
  • self-effacing
  • simple
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How to use turgid in a sentence

It is also now part of a turgid, boiling debate over police use of force, one that overlaps with America’s sharp political divide.
POLICE HAVE FATALLY SHOT 22 CHILDREN UNDER AGE 16 SINCE 2015PHILIP BUMPAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Accordingly, the Crown has dwindled away in proportion to the unnatural and turgid growth of this excrescence on the Court.
THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE
In her usual bad taste she complained, in turgid, extravagant terms, of his deceitful conduct towards her.
THE DUELA. I. KUPRIN
Accordingly the crown has dwindled away, in proportion to the unnatural and turgid growth of this excrescence on the court.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. I. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
Santiago's style as a writer of love letters might be a little on the turgid side, but he knew how to make himself clear.
THE FIVE ARROWSALLAN CHASE
Plethore′tic, Plethor′ic, -al, afflicted with plethora: superabundant: turgid.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Science in his hands was no longer the dull and turgid thing it had before been in the University.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT - VOLUME 12ELBERT HUBBARD
Blood-vessels turgid with blood, and many of those of considerable size distended with air.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE FOXGLOVE AND SOME OF ITS MEDICAL USESWILLIAM WITHERING
Puff′iness, state of being puffy or turgid: intumescence; Puff′ing, the act of praising extravagantly.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
And how poor in comparison is the turgid pulpit rhetoric of Dr. Farrar!
THE BOOK OF GODG. W. FOOTE
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WORDS RELATED TO TURGID

  • arrogant
  • distended
  • intumescent
  • pompous
  • stuffy
  • tumefied
  • turgid
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