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high-flown (adj.)

"elevated," 1640s, of things; 1660s, of sentiments, etc., from high (adv.) + flown.

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Definitions of high-flown from WordNet

high-flown (adj.)
pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals);
high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school
Synonyms: high-sounding / inflated
high-flown (adj.)
of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks;
Synonyms: exalted / elevated / sublime / grand / high-minded / lofty / rarefied / rarified / idealistic / noble-minded
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