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Definition 1: ostentatiously lofty in style - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where turgid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man given to large talk
  • tumid political prose

Synonyms for turgid in the sense of this definition

(turgid is similar to ...) given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

"mere rhetorical frippery"

Definition 2: abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where turgid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hungry children with bloated stomachs
  • he had a grossly distended stomach
  • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
  • swollen hands
  • tumescent tissue
  • puffy tumid flesh

Synonyms for turgid in the sense of this definition

(turgid is similar to ...) not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

"unhealthy ulcers"

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