Synonyms for high-flown

Synonyms for (adjective) high-flown

Synonyms: elevated, exalted, idealistic, grand, high-flown, high-minded, rarefied, rarified, noble-minded, lofty, sublime

Definition: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

Usage: an exalted ideal; argue in terms of high-flown ideals- Oliver Franks; a noble and lofty concept; a grand purpose

Similar words: noble

Definition: having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character

Usage: a noble spirit; noble deeds


Synonyms: high-flown, high-sounding, inflated

Definition: pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)

Usage: high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school; a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution

Similar words: pretentious

Definition: making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

Usage: a pretentious country house; a pretentious fraud; a pretentious scholarly edition