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Definition of Turgid

Turgid

  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; turgid fruit.
  2. Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious; bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking.

Turgid Quotations

The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
James F. Cooper

The political scene is already so turgid, it doesn't need more of that from me.
William Shatner

The fact that the talk may be boring or turgid or uninspiring should not cause us to forget the fact that it is preferable to war.
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

My prose is turgid, it just hasn't got any energy.
Carol Ann Duffy

A common defense among obituary-fanciers such as myself is that the obit is not about death at all. It is about life. This is true since an article about the condition of deadness would make for turgid reading at best.
Tom Rachman
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Turgid Translations

turgid in Swedish is svullen, svullna