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highfalutin

Saltos de línea: high|fa¦lu¦tin
Pronunciación: /ˌhʌɪfəˈluːtɪn
 
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(also highfaluting /-tɪŋ/)

Definición de highfalutin en inglés:

adjetivo

informal
(Especially of speech, writing, or ideas) pompous or pretentious: you don’t want any highfalutin jargon
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This may lead to a greater unwillingness among people in EU nations to listen to the highfaluting ideas of their leaders.
  • They persuasively argue that in all the generalized and sometimes highfalutin talk about globalization, the central role that women play in the massive migrations that define and sustain the new economy has been ignored.
  • It's kinda less highfalutin than the books I've just finished.
Sinónimos
pretentious, affected, high-sounding, high-flown, lofty, grandiose, magniloquent grandiloquent, ornate, florid, flowery, overblown, overdone, overripe, overwrought, verbose, inflated, rhetorical, oratorical, turgid;
informal windy, purple, la-di-da, fancy-pants, hoity-toity
British informal poncey, posh

Origen

mid 19th century (originally US): perhaps from high + fluting (present participle of flute).

Palabras que riman con highfalutin

gluten, Rasputin

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