highfaluting
highfalutin highfalutin highfaluting highfaluting highfalutin' highfalutin'adj. Affectedly genteel; pretentious; haughty; snobbish. [Written also {hifalutin}.] [informal]

Syn: grandiose, hifalutin, hoity-toity, la-di-da. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • highfaluting — highfalutin high fa*lu tin, highfaluting high fa*lu ting, n. [Perh. a corruption of highflighting.] High flown, bombastic language. [Written also {hifalutin}.] [Jocular, U. S.] Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • highfaluting — adjective affectedly genteel • Syn: ↑grandiose, ↑hifalutin, ↑highfalutin, ↑hoity toity, ↑la di da • Similar to: ↑pretentious • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • highfaluting — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective See highfalutin …   English dictionary for students

  • highfaluting — adj. pompous, pretentious; unnaturally well mannered; grandiose, highfalutin n. bombastic language, pompous talk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • highfaluting — high·fa·lu·ting …   English syllables

  • hifalutin — highfalutin highfalutin highfaluting highfaluting highfalutin highfalutin adj. Affectedly genteel; pretentious; haughty; snobbish. [Written also {hifalutin}.] [informal] Syn: grandiose, hifalutin, hoity toity, la di da. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • highfalutin — highfaluting highfaluting highfalutin highfalutin adj. Affectedly genteel; pretentious; haughty; snobbish. [Written also {hifalutin}.] [informal] Syn: grandiose, hifalutin, hoity toity, la di da. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • highfalutin' — highfaluting highfaluting highfalutin highfalutin adj. Affectedly genteel; pretentious; haughty; snobbish. [Written also {hifalutin}.] [informal] Syn: grandiose, hifalutin, hoity toity, la di da. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boasting — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Boasting >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 boasting boasting &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 boast boast vaunt crake| Sgm: N 1 pretense pretense pretensions Sgm: N 1 puff puff puffery …   English dictionary for students

  • Hifalutin — Hi fa*lu tin, n. See {Highfaluting}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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