Synonyms of turgid
1 pompousDictionary • He used to make dull, turgid and boring speeches.
pompous • She winced at his pompous phraseology.
inflated • Some of the most inflated prose is held up for ridicule.
windy • I have a horror of turning into a windy old bore.
high-flown • Many personnel were put off by such high-flown rhetoric.
pretentious • He talked a lot of pretentious twaddle about modern art.
grandiose • Not one of his grandiose plans has ever come to anything.
overblown • The book contains a heavy dose of overblown lyrical description.
stilted • His delivery was stilted and occasionally stumbling.
ostentatious • the ostentatious lifestyle of the nouveau riche
bombastic • the bombastic style of his oratory
grandiloquent • She attacked her colleagues for indulging in 'grandiloquent' language.
magniloquent • He waxed magniloquent on the cultivation of turnips.
swollen • My eyes were so swollen I could hardly see.
inflated • They had an inflated idea of how good they were.
bloated • His face was bloated.
puffy • Her cheeks were puffy with crying.
distended • an infant with a distended belly
protuberant • a bulbous nose and large protuberant eyes
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bloatedIf someone's body or a part of their body is bloated, it is much larger than normal, usually because it has a lot of liquid or gas inside it.
• His face was bloated.
bombasticIf you describe someone as bombastic, you are criticizing them for trying to impress other people by saying things that sound impressive but have little meaning.
• the bombastic style of his oratory
distendedIf a part of your body is distended, or if it distends, it becomes swollen and unnaturally large. (adjective)
• an infant with a distended belly
Thesaurus for turgid from the Collins English Thesaurus
swollen and distended; congested