Definition of turgid:
- 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.
- Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious; bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking.
rotund, puffed, big, enlarged, inflated, gusty, puffy, bloated, with child, pear-shaped, erect, unhealthy, overblown, increase, intumescent, bouffant, grandiloquent, round, prominent, enceinte, windy, expectant, gravid, plain, swollen, purple, great, bombastic, heavy, tumescent, large, orotund, tumid, declamatory, inflated, magnanimous, pompous, distended, rhetorical, flatulent.
- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
What the world sometimes got from Townsend was turgid thought conveyed, I will not say in commonplace language, for his style could never be that, but in the language of sobriety, good sense, and good taste.- "The Adventure of Living", John St. Loe Strachey.
- "A Northern Countryside", Rosalind Richards.