turgid

Turgid describes something that's swollen, typically by fluids, like a turgid water balloon that's way too big to resist dropping on your friend's head.

Turgid comes from the Latin word turgidus, meaning "swollen, inflated." Turgid can be used in a figurative sense to describe things that are overblown. That might remind you of some people's egos! If a famous singer wants to showcase his incredible vocal range and his love of yodeling in a single song, the result may well be turgid, something so swollen with notes and styles that it seems ready to burst.

Definitions of turgid
1

adj ostentatiously lofty in style

Synonyms:
bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid
rhetorical
given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

adj abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

Synonyms:
intumescent, puffy, tumescent, tumid
unhealthy
not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

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