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Dictionary definition for: High-flown

1. (s) pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals) "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school" "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"

2. (s) of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal" "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"

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