Synonym of turgid


(of language) Overly complex and difficult to understand
inflated bombastic flowery grandiloquent affected magniloquent orotund overblown rhetorical stilted florid fustian oratorical ornate ostentatious ponderous pretentious euphuistic fulsome grandiose highfalutin labored laboured puffed purple sesquipedalian stodgy strained windy overripe pompous Ossianic self-important stuffy high-flown arty-farty high-sounding tumid verbose aureate overwrought declamatory overdone rhetoric sonorous elaborate wordy pleonastic long-winded lofty extravagant prolix magnific convoluted flatulent flamboyant eloquent showy over-elaborate periphrastic hyperbolic gassy hifalutin diffuse hyperventilated rambling circumlocutory articulate circuitous redundant pedantic silver-tongued garrulous gaseous discursive complicated tedious mouthy effusive fancy voluble lengthy formal baroque palaverous theatrical bombast swollen ornamented big tautological loquacious logorrheic boastful erudite scholarly rotund exalted exaggerated Ciceronian epideictic imposing repetitious Demosthenic Demosthenean long-drawn-out protracted tortuous braggart bragging gabby chatty ambagious Falstaffian fussy mannered contrived meandering ranting complex la-di-da dramatic roundabout overlong grand-sounding figurative histrionic tumescent digressive maundering embellished wandering stagy talkative talky elocutionary rococo fluent puffed-up ornamental circumlocutionary logorrhoeic self-righteous majestic impressive boasting portentous actorly tiresome superfluous elevated heroic bold over-the-top curlicued high-falutin sententious iterative oratorial wedding-cake busy gingerbread overinflated high-minded snobbish lexiphanic indirect very elaborate elegant shallow superficial breezy decorative garnished rich luscious euphemistic blathering blustering overwritten booming melodramatic arresting vague loose waffly rhapsodic big-talking windbag loudmouthed balderdash waffling arty overelaborate high-wrought unnatural studied verbal linguistic full of verbiage stiff forced awkward artificial stylistic stuffed shirt over-embellished overworked heavy full of hot air flashy highly decorated diffusive fervid impassioned persuasive gesturing vivid forceful gesticulative senatorial loud noisy expressive intoning important noble stentorian unconvincing laborious inelegant clumsy profuse long random lavish copious exuberant drawn-out dull intricate glib vocal grand involved detailed decorated not spontaneous excessive rhapsodical overestimated empty prolonged overdecorated gingerbreaded bedizened gingerbready brilliant bedecked Miltonian epic Homeric over-ornate euphistic haughty tall-talking overheated egotistic prim overornate excessively ornate overembellished learned splendid yellow golden over the top written dignified solemn poetic bizarre grotesque undue overdue insane overweening immoderate intolerable inordinate plethoric exorbitant towering extreme unconscionable overextravagant steep overmuch unmerciful devilish gilt beautiful literary adorned flash resplendent jewelled metaphorical opulent tawdry gilded glossy jeweled flaunting splashy embroidered sumptuous meretricious variegated bright magnificent glamorous sparkling gaudy fine dazzling colored glitzy coloured fancily decorated highly wrought


Boring or severely lacking in interest
stodgy boring dull tedious dreary unimaginative uninteresting dry monotonous ponderous stuffy unexciting uninspired wearisome humdrum tiresome formal heavy-going ho-hum plodding arid colourless colorless derivative drab drudging dusty flat heavy jading jejune laboured leaden mind-numbing monochromatic numbing old pedantic pedestrian slow staid stale stupid tame tiring unoriginal weary wearying wooden banal deadly dull fuddy-duddy verbose banausic dim labored stilted weighty heavy going dull as ditchwater hard to digest lifeless serious laborious difficult dry as dust unnatural forced awkward artificial clumsy stolid solemn cardboard stiff barren vapid over-serious commonplace ordinary mediocre run-of-the-mill mundane prosaic interminable endless uncreative uneventful unremarkable deadly workaday average routine repetitious everyday unvarying unvaried repetitive matter-of-fact half-pie bog-standard vanilla OK so-so incomprehensible inarticulate incoherent wishy-washy plain vanilla inane monotone platitudinous blah truistic not so hot as dry as dust badly written dense unreadable no great shakes common or garden nothing to write home about not up to much soporific trite hackneyed common insipid bland uninspiring tired lacklustre lackluster conventional stock bromidic stereotyped corny overworked hacky overused old hat characterless clichéd quotidian unexceptional threadbare spiritless predictable plain cornball timeworn well-worn undistinguished worn-out time-worn worn out played out shopworn musty prosy moth-eaten stereotypical usual hack sterile hokey normal familiar tune set unmemorable cliché bathetic garden-variety overdone ho hum worn mainstream ornery middle-of-the-road exhausted drained mildewed chain used-up ready-made samey nondescript standard warmed-over dime-store cliched indifferent fatiguing dead a dime a dozen unchanging unstimulating dull as dishwater standard-issue featureless stereotypic platitudinal nowhere hoary nothing vacuous cut-and-dry cut-and-dried customary lame factual dullsville unsentimental weariful anaemic cliche obligatory hackney cobwebby enervating exhausting simple literal uniform pabulum day-to-day practical watery monochrome run of the mill regular anemic obsolete unnoteworthy garden variety antiquated unadventurous forgettable down-to-earth second-rate dreich draggy lacking variety middling formulaic passionless nitty-gritty terrestrial typical unemotional limp bloodless no-nonsense unpretentious unvarnished unembellished lusterless deadpan weak cliché-ridden straightforward feeble zero square quiet unadorned white-bread level-headed hard-headed unentertaining unenjoyable lowly passable businesslike depressing soul-destroying mechanical plebeian familiar irksome milk-and-water nothing to get excited about unrelieved namby-pamby yawnsome innocuous derived uninventive mindless lacking excitement lacking interest big yawn outdated outmoded overlong unromantic bush-league yawn fair homespun tripe modest dime-a-dozen well worn sober realistic flavorless sleepy long-drawn-out run-of-the-mine medium run-of-mine second-class garden flavourless pragmatic gray grey lustreless not much cop homely pointless toneless rational sensible desolate tasteless unpalatable dismal sluggish soulless prolix dragging humble trivial stagnant commonsensical empty unspirited downcast ten a penny generic lacking variation treadmill hardheaded earthy pragmatical deadening nothing special emotionless one-horse phlegmatic unimpassioned unembroidered unaffected undistorted exact unidealistic dead-and-alive straight-thinking with both feet on the ground orthodox long prosing menial unimpressed unmoved heavy-handed unlively unpassioned old-hat out-of-date played-out old-chestnut old-saw undistinctive neutral indistinct wordy long-winded formalistic annoying irritating literal-minded unpoetic clear phoned in unimpressive yawn producing workday boresome vexatious unspectacular earthbound zestless non-stimulating casual informal puerile antiseptic imitative ineffective silly slack droning logical depressed unartistic intermediate basic no-frills unfateful indecisive noneventful inconclusive unanimated uninterested tepid suburban bleak dowdy crude meagre simplistic meager mortal poky snooze diddly actual practicable prose clean backward tolerable vieux jeu inoffensive facile noplace dumb cornfed unobjectionable raw dispiriting wintry wintery sorrowful damp oppressive windy unprogressive inactive unproductive harmless vacant low-grade not bad poor half-hearted inadequate without variety safe halfhearted diluted backwoods comatose unfeeling expressionless mat unexpressive matte unexcited dulled plastic inferior mean two a penny fair to middling reiterated samely monotonic all the same recurrent sing-song unchanged plain-Jane unextraordinary off-the-shelf insignificant middle of the road uninflected soft mild drivelling nebbish driveling beige fatuous tenuous slight subdued boiled down without punch out of date old-fashioned unseasoned whitebread blind sapless muted puts one to sleep flat as pancake matter-of- fact archaic behind the times defunct extinct widespread antediluvian lead balloon superannuated passé obvious matter-of-course starch natural prevalent antwacky out of the ark cut and dried boiler plate unappetizing inedible unsavoury distasteful unappealing uneatable savourless uninviting off-putting unpleasant unattractive disagreeable regimented apathetic faithful hard-boiled stoic naked cold-blooded truthful accurate impassive calm impersonal cold feasible governmental utilitarian corporate functional institutional unsavory rudimentary ugly standard issue elementary

Antonym of turgid

turgid Idiom, Proverb

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