turgid

  • 1 Turgid — Tur gid, a. [L. turgidus, from turgere to swell.] 1. Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent or expansive force; swelled; swollen; bloated; inflated; tumid; especially applied to an enlarged part of the body; as, a turgid limb;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 turgid — turgíd adj. m., pl. turgízi; f. sg. turgídă, pl. turgíde Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  TURGÍD, Ă adj. (Liv.) Care este inflamat; plin cu un lichid; umflat. ♦ Bosumflat, supărat. [cf …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 5 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 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 …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 turgid — SYN: tumid. [L. turgidus, swollen, fr. turgeo, to swell] * * * tur·gid tər jəd adj being in a normal or abnormal state of distension: SWOLLEN, TUMID <turgid limbs> <turgid living cells> * * * tur·gid (turґjid) [L. turgidus] swollen… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 turgid — tur|gid [ˈtə:dʒıd US ˈtə:r ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: turgidus, from turgere to be swollen ] 1.) turgid writing or speech is boring and difficult to understand = ↑dull ▪ a turgid Social Science textbook 2.) full and swollen… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 turgid — adjective 1 turgid writing or speech is boring and difficult to understand: The whole play is turgid, amateurish drivel. 2 formal full and swollen with liquid or air turgidly adverb turgidity noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 turgid — adjective 1) his turgid prose Syn: bombastic, pompous, overblown, inflated, tumid, high flown, puffed up, affected, pretentious, grandiose, florid, ornate, grandiloquent, orotund; informal highfalutin, purple Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 turgid — turgidity, turgidness, n. turgidly, adv. /terr jid/, adj. 1. swollen; distended; tumid. 2. inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic: turgid language. [1660 70; < L turgidus, equiv. to turg(ere) to swell + idus ID4] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 turgid — adjective /ˈtɜːdʒɪd,ˈtɝːdʒɪd,ˈtɝːɡɪd/ a) Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent, especially fluid, or expansive force. I have a turgid limb. b) Tediously pompous or bombastic …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 turgid — See turgid, turbid …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 19 turgid — tur•gid [[t]ˈtɜr dʒɪd[/t]] adj. 1) pat swollen; distended; tumid 2) inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic: turgid language[/ex] • Etymology: 1660–70; < L turgidus=turg(ēre) to swell + idus id IV tur•gid′i•ty, tur′gid•ness, n. tur′gid•ly,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 turgid —   a. swollen; inflated; bombastic.    ♦ turgescent, a. becoming turgid.    ♦ turgidity, n.    ♦ turgor, n. normal rigid state of a cell; turgidity …

    Dictionary of difficult words