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adjective (TOO SERIOUS)    /ˈtɜː.dʒɪd/ US  /ˈtɝː-/ formal
(of speech, writing, style, etc.) too serious about its subject matter; boring: a couple of pages of turgid proseTedious and uninspiringLacking humour turgidity     /tɜːˈdʒɪd.ɪ.ti/ US  /tɝːˈdʒɪd.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] formal or specialized turgidly     /-li/ adverb formal
(Definition of turgid adjective (TOO SERIOUS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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