bloviation


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blo·vi·ate

 (blō′vē-āt′)
intr.v. blo·vi·at·ed, blo·vi·at·ing, blo·vi·ates Slang
To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner: "the rural Babbitt who bloviates about 'progress' and 'growth'" (George Rebeck).

[Mock-Latinate formation, from blow.]

blo′vi·a′tion n.

bloviation

(ˌbləʊvɪˈeɪʃən)
n
US a lengthy but insubstantial speech
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I heard the most outrageous statements, hypotheses and promises made since my grammar school class elections (then it was Coke in the drinking fountains), and the audience greeted each bloviation with huzzahs and standing ovations.
Negatively--Jim Dickey's bombast, Archie Ammons's tedious bloviation.