noun see turgid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Turgidity — Tur*gid i*ty, n. The quality or state of being turgid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turgidity — index bombast, inflation (increase) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • turgidity — tur·gid·i·ty .tər jid ət ē n, pl ties the quality or state of being turgid: condition of being swollen <breast turgidity> …   Medical dictionary

  • turgidity — turgid ► ADJECTIVE 1) swollen and distended or congested. 2) (of language or style) tediously pompous or bombastic. DERIVATIVES turgidity noun turgidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin turgidus, from turgere to swell …   English terms dictionary

  • turgidity — See turgid. * * * …   Universalium

  • turgidity — noun the state or quality of being turgid …   Wiktionary

  • turgidity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Pretentious, pompous speech or writing: bombast, claptrap, fustian, grandiloquence, magniloquence, orotundity, rant. See PLAIN, STYLE, WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • turgidity — tur·gid·i·ty || tÉœr dʒɪdÉ™tɪ /tɜː n. state of being turgid; pompousness in language …   English contemporary dictionary

  • turgidity — n. 1. Swelling, distention, turgescence, turgidness. 2. Bombast, inflation, turgidness, grandiloquence, pompous style …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • turgidity — n 1. swelling, bloatedness, puffiness, turgescence, tumidity, intumescence, tumefaction, ballooning; distention, expansion, extension, enlargement; dilation, dilatation, inflation, Pathol. aneurysm, Pathol. varix. 2. bombast, grandiosity,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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