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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhigh-soundingˌhigh-ˈsounding adjective [only before noun]  PRETENDhigh-sounding statements, principles etc seem very impressive but are often insincere
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high-soundingThe elaborately staged conferences have acquired a reputation for issuing high-sounding communiques urging remedial economic or monetary action.Quigly, Willis and Frome - it would have formed a sufficiently high-sounding trio of names to grace a solicitors' firm.It was also due to a barbaric delight in high-sounding verbiage, and probably this was the most powerful reason for its use.
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