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turgid

tur·gid

turgid

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhr jihd
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: overwrought in language or style; too solemn or too ornate; inflated; bombastic.
He thought the new minister a pompous man, with his turgid sermons and lofty manner.
antonyms:
simple
similar words:
pompous
definition 2: swollen, as from a fluid or inner pressure.
a turgid leaf cell
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derivations: turgidly (adv.), turgidity (n.), turgidness (n.)