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Definition of "turgent" []

  • Rising into a tumour or a puffy state; tumid. (adjective)
  • Bombastic; turgid; pompous. (adjective)

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Use "turgent" in a sentence
  • "In the latest turgent episode of "As the Crumbling Newspaper Industry Turns," news broke that Jay Mariotti, the $300,000-a-year (give or take a few thousand) controversial sports columnist at my old newspaper, The Chicago Sun-Times, abruptly quit."
  • "Chrysostom, good men do not always find grace and favour, lest they should be puffed up with turgent titles, grow insolent and proud."
  • "The style of these epistles doth not a little weaken the credit of them, being turgent, swelling with uncouth words and phrases, affected manner and ways of expression, new compositions of words, multiplying titles of honour to men, — exceedingly remote and distant from the plainness and simplicity of the first writers among the Christians, as is evident by comparing these with the epistle of Clemens before mentioned, that of Polycarpus in"