turgid ADJECTIVE 1) swollen and distended or congested. 2) (of language or style) tediously pompous or bombastic.
DERIVATIVES turgidity noun turgidly adverb.
ORIGIN Latin turgidus, from turgere 'to swell' .

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  • turgid — I adjective bombastic, circumlocutory, declamatory, diffuse, digressive, euphuistic, flowery, fustian, grandiloquent, high flown, inflated, long winded, magniloquent, orotund, periphrastic, pleonastic, plethoric, pompous, prolix, puffed up,… …   Law dictionary

  • turgid us — index inflated (enlarged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • turgid — (adj.) 1610s, from L. turgidus swollen, inflated, from turgere to swell, of unknown origin. Figurative use in reference to prose is from 1725. Related: Turgidly; turgidness …   Etymology dictionary

  • turgid — tumid, *inflated, flatulent Analogous words: expanded, distended, amplified, swollen (see EXPAND): magniloquent, grandiloquent, *rhetorical, bombastic …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • turgid — [tʉr′jid] adj. [L turgidus < turgere, to swell] 1. swollen; distended 2. bombastic; pompous; grandiloquent SYN. BOMBASTIC turgidity n. turgidness turgidly adv …   English World dictionary

  • turgid — turbid, turgid The two words are unrelated but both can describe the flowing of water in their literal meanings (turbid means ‘opaque and cloudy’ and turgid means ‘swollen and overflowing’), and both refer to styles of writing in their figurative …   Modern English usage

  • turgid — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)ʤɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something such as a piece of writing or a film as turgid, you think it is boring and difficult to understand. He used to make extremely dull, turgid and frankly boring speeches... The rest of the… …   English dictionary

  • turgid — adjective Etymology: Latin turgidus, from turgēre to be swollen Date: 1620 1. being in a state of distension ; swollen, tumid < turgid limbs >; especially exhibiting turgor 2. excessively embellished in style or language ; bombastic, pompous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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