[syn: puffy, intumescent, tumescent, tumid, turgid]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Turgid \Tur"gid\ (t[^u]r"j[i^]d), a. [L. turgidus, from turgere
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.
A bladder . . . held near the fire grew turgid.
2. Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious;
bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking.
[1913 Webster] -- Tur"gid*ly, adv. -- Tur"gid*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large
talk"; "tumid political prose" [syn: bombastic,
declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid]
2: abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry
children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly distended
stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids"; "swollen
hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid flesh" [syn:
puffy, intumescent, tumescent, tumid, turgid]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "turgid":
Latinate, aureate, awkward, bellied, bloated, blown up, bombastic,
bug-eyed, bulged, cramped, cumbrous, dilated, distended, dropsical,
edematous, elephantine, enchymatous, euphuistic, exophthalmic, fat,
flatulent, flowery, forced, formal, fustian, gassy, goggle,
goggled, grandiloquent, guinde, halting, heavy, incrassate,
inflated, inkhorn, labored, leaden, lumbering, magniloquent,
mouthy, overblown, plethoric, pompous, ponderous, pontifical,
popeyed, pouched, puffed up, puffy, pursy, self-important,
sesquipedalian, solemn, stiff, stilted, stuffy, swelled, swelling,
swollen, tumescent, tumid, tumorous, turgescent, unwieldy, ventose,