Share this entry
high-sounding Line breaks: high-sounding

Definition of high-sounding in English:


(Of language or ideas) extravagant and grand: high-sounding moralism
More example sentences
  • Government broadcasting policy has always been surrounded by high-sounding rhetoric, but the need to ensure financial viability while filling the programming needs of a voracious medium has always been the basic driver of TV practice.
  • Despite their high-sounding rhetoric, however, initial reforms were halting, and throughout the 1990s Ukraine endured severe stagnation.
  • This high-sounding rhetoric is all well and good as theory, but it goes only so far in the real world, as other passing novelists point out.
grand-sounding, grandiloquent, magniloquent, high-flown, extravagant, exaggerated, elaborate, flowery, florid, ornate, overblown, overripe, overdone, overwrought, grandiose, lofty, rhetorical, oratorical;
verbose, inflated, affected, pretentious, turgid, bombastic, declamatory
Definition of high-sounding in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources