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bom·bast

 (bŏm′băst′)
n.
1. Grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing.
2. Grandiose or overpowering expression, as in music or painting.

[Alteration of obsolete bombace, cotton padding, from Old French, from Medieval Latin bombax, bombac-, cotton; see bombazine.]

bom′bast′er n.
bom·bas′tic adj.
bom·bas′ti·cal·ly adv.

bombast

(ˈbɒmbæst)
n
1. pompous and grandiloquent language
2. obsolete material used for padding
[C16: from Old French bombace, from Medieval Latin bombāx cotton; see bombacaceous]
bomˈbastic adj
bomˈbastically adv

bom•bast

(ˈbɒm bæst)

n.
1. pompous oratory or pretentious writing.
2. Obs. cotton or other material used to stuff garments; padding.
adj.
3. Obs. bombastic.
[1560–70; earlier bombace padding < Middle French < Medieval Latin bombācem, acc. of bombāx; silk, cotton]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bombast - pompous or pretentious talk or writingbombast - pompous or pretentious talk or writing
grandiloquence, grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric - high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"

bombast

noun pomposity, ranting, bragging, hot air (informal), bluster, grandiosity, braggadocio, grandiloquence, rodomontade (literary), gasconade (rare), extravagant boasting, magniloquence There were men aboard who could not tolerate his bombast.

bombast

noun
Pretentious, pompous speech or writing:
Translations

bombast

[ˈbɒmbæst] N (= pomposity) → ampulosidad f, rimbombancia f; (= words) → palabras fpl altisonantes, rimbombancia f; (= boasts) → bravatas fpl

bombast

nSchwulst m, → Bombast m

bombast

[ˈbɒmbæst] nmagniloquenza
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