Definition of Highfaluting

1. Adjective. Affectedly genteel.

Exact synonyms: Grandiose, Hifalutin, Highfalutin, Hoity-toity, La-di-da
Similar to: Pretentious
Derivative terms: Grandiosity



Definition of Highfaluting

1. n. High-flown, bombastic language.

Definition of Highfaluting

1. Adjective. (alternative form of highfalutin) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Highfaluting

higher up
highered
highering
highers
highest
highest-risk
highest common factor
highest concha
highest intercostal artery
highest intercostal vein
highest nuchal line
highest thoracic artery
highest turbinated bone
highfalooting
highfalutin
highfaluting (current term)
highfather
highflier
highfliers
highflyer
highflyers
highflying
highflying(a)
highhanded
highhandedly
highhandedness
highing
highish
highjack
highjacked

Literary usage of Highfaluting

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1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1916)
"... of adulatory introspection—sometimes smug and sometimes highfaluting self-complacency and lack of appreciative perspective" in viewing world affairs, ..."

2. The Bookman (1915)
"The husband sneers at this highfaluting letter, and thereby stimulates the imagination of his wife to rush to the rescue of his phantom rival. ..."

3. My Study Windows by James Russell Lowell (1876)
"I call this a good human bit of writing, imaginative, too, — not so flushed, not so .... highfaluting (let me dare the odious word ! ..."

4. My Study Windows by James Russell Lowell (1913)
"I call this a good human bit of writing, imaginative, too, — not so flushed, not so .... highfaluting (let me dare the odious word ! ..."

5. Lucius Q.C. Lamar: His Life, Times, and Speeches, 1825-1893 by Edward Mayes (1896)
"What I know will happen in the next year has taken all the " highfaluting " out of me. God bless you, my darling old father. The letter alluded to in the ..."

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