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synonyms for turgidity

  • balderdash
  • claptrap
  • fustian
  • grandiloquence
  • histrionics
  • magniloquence
  • pomposity
  • rant
  • orotundity
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How to use turgidity in a sentence

Tympanī′tis, inflammation of the membrane of the ear; Tym′pany, any swelling, turgidity: tympanites.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)VARIOUS
What remains, is a species of pseudo-emotion which must be characterized as lachrymose hysteria or turgidity.
SKETCH OF A NEW ESTHETIC OF MUSICFERRUCCIO BUSONI
The serenity and calm of Plato and Aristotle are gone, and in their place we have turgidity and extravagance.
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF GREEK PHILOSOPHYW. T. STACE
No one can for a moment doubt that her feelings are real, but neither can the turgidity and bombast of her language be denied.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
He paced the floor in impatience while Mr. Turgidity blew the clouds of dust from precedent after precedent.
THE YOUNG MAN AND THE WORLDALBERT J. BEVERIDGE
But the tendency to turgidity may proceed from debility alone.
MEMOIR, CORRESPONDENCE, AND MISCELLANIES, FROM THE PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSONTHOMAS JEFFERSON
The turgidity and luxuriance of art gradually passed into tameness and poverty.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IIIJOHN LORD
Carlyle's weakest works are those that lose the honest simplicity of its style in a forced turgidity and affected roughness.
THE GREATEST ENGLISH CLASSICCLELAND BOYD MCAFEE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TURGIDITY

  • altiloquence
  • balderdash
  • bluster
  • bombastry
  • braggadocio
  • cotton
  • exaggeration
  • fustian
  • gasconade
  • grandiloquence
  • grandiosity
  • magniloquence
  • pad
  • padded
  • pomposity
  • rage
  • rant
  • rave
  • rhapsody
  • rhetoric
  • rodomontade
  • stuff
  • stuffed
  • tumidity
  • turgidity
  • tympany
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