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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 high-flown /ˈhaɪˈflon/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 High-flown a.
 1. Elevated; proud. High-flown hopes.”
 2. Turgid; extravagant; bombastic; inflated; as, high-flown language.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: high-sounding, inflated]
      2: 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" [syn:
         exalted, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified,
          idealistic, noble-minded]