[syn: exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
High-flown \High"-flown`\, a.
1. Elevated; proud. "High-flown hopes." --Denham.
2. Turgid; extravagant; bombastic; inflated; as, high-flown
language. --M. Arnold.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: pretentious (especially with regard to language or
ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of
the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means
to attain social revolution" [syn: high-flown, high-
2: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or
style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown
ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand
purpose" [syn: exalted, elevated, sublime, grand,
high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified,