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Tumid meaning

tumid - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Swelled, enlarged, or distended; as, a tumid leg; tumid flesh.
  2. 2. Rising above the level; protuberant.
  3. 3. Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; puffy; inflated; bombastic; falsely sublime; turgid; as, a tumid expression; a tumid style.
  4. 4. Swollen; inflated; bombastic.
  5. 5. Tumidity.

tumid - examples of usage

  1. Tumid, exaggerated, and monotonous as it often is, his style does affect one like wine. - "The Adventure of Living", John St. Loe Strachey.
  2. When Vatinius, who had swellings in his neck, was pleading a cause, he called him the tumid orator; and having been told by someone that Vatinius was dead, on hearing presently after that he was alive, " May the rascal perish," said he, " for his news not being true." - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  3. But in the Shepherd's Calendar we have for the first time in the century, the swing, the command, the varied resources of the real poet, who is not driven by failing language or thought into frigid or tumid absurdities. - "Spenser (English Men of Letters Series)", R. W. Church.
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