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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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turgid
Definition:
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.

Synonyms:

adjective
elegant
well-bred, recherche.
exaggerated
inflated.
flatulent
shallow, shallower.
increased
enlarged.
overblown
hyped up.
periphrastic
periphrastic.
pretentious
pretentious, overambitious, too-too.
stodgy
banausic.
swollen
bloated, inflated, puffy, tumescent, tumid, Distended.
talkative
wordy.
tumid
protuberant.
windy
longwinded, palaverous.
wordy
pleonastic.
noun
pompous
grandiloquent, pompous, purple.
swollen
engorged, enlarged, inflated, puffed-up.
turgid
bloated, bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, puffed, puffy, rhetorical, swollen, tumescent, tumid, unhealthy, Distended.
verb
increased
enlarged.
Examples of usage:
  1. When, however, we place the shrivelled flower in water, the contracted protoplasm swells up again and refills the cells, which become turgid, and the flower revives. – The Mechanism of Life by Stéphane Leduc
  2. The desire to wing a telegram to her he thought it wise to repress, and he found himself in consequence composing verses, turgid enough, even to his own judgement. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. It was said of a daily newspaper in the 'sixties that its proprietor's instructions to his leader- writers were framed in these words: " What we want from you is common sense conveyed in turgid language." – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  4. Why had he forgotten the spots in the path where the puddles never dried between rains, only congealed to turgid glue? – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  5. The disasters were such that the official journals themselves, after many months' silence, were at last obliged to speak of them, and to try to gloss them over by publishing turgid eulogiums on the heroism of the unfortunate Black Sea garrisons. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell

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