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noun as in bombast

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Tympanī′tis, inflammation of the membrane of the ear; Tym′pany, any swelling, turgidity: tympanites.

What remains, is a species of pseudo-emotion which must be characterized as lachrymose hysteria or turgidity.

The serenity and calm of Plato and Aristotle are gone, and in their place we have turgidity and extravagance.

No one can for a moment doubt that her feelings are real, but neither can the turgidity and bombast of her language be denied.

He paced the floor in impatience while Mr. Turgidity blew the clouds of dust from precedent after precedent.


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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to turgidity, such as: balderdash, claptrap, fustian, grandiloquence, histrionics, and magniloquence.

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