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de·clam·a·to·ry

 (dĭ-klăm′ə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Having the quality of a declamation.
2. Pretentiously rhetorical; bombastic.

declamatory

(dɪˈklæmətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. relating to or having the characteristics of a declamation
2. (Rhetoric) merely rhetorical; empty and bombastic
deˈclamatorily adv

de•clam•a•to•ry

(dɪˈklæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
1. of or characterized by declamation.
2. merely rhetorical; bombastic.
[1575–85; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.declamatory - ostentatiously lofty in styledeclamatory - ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"

declamatory

adjective rhetorical, theatrical, inflated, high-flown, pompous, turgid, bombastic, discursive, grandiloquent, fustian, orotund, stagy, magniloquent He has a reputation for making bold, declamatory statements.

declamatory

adjective
1. Of or relating to the art of public speaking:
2. Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
Translations

declamatory

[dɪˈklæmətərɪ] ADJdeclamatorio

declamatory

[dɪˈklæmətəri] adj [statement] → déclamatoire

declamatory

declamatory

[dɪˈklæmətrɪ] adj (speech, tone) → declamatorio/a
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This fixed idea of the rhapsodist was delivered with animated enthusiasm, in a manner entirely declamatory, for he had plainly no skill as a dialectician.
At one time, I, merely in common civility, asked after her cough; immediately her long visage relaxed into a smile, and she favoured me with a particular history of that and her other infirmities, followed by an account of her pious resignation, delivered in the usual emphatic, declamatory style, which no writing can portray.
He had chosen this work, he said, because the declamatory style was framed in imitation of the Eastern authors.
Some of my readers may remember a little book from her pen, published in Paris, a mystically bad-tempered, declamatory, and frightfully disconnected piece of writing, in which she all but admits the foreknowledge, more than hints at its supernatural origin, and plainly suggests in venomous innuendoes that the guilt of the act was not with the terrorists, but with a palace intrigue.
Here Ishmael believed he might leave his infants in comparative security, under the protection of their spirited mother, and here he now found Esther engaged at her ordinary domestic employments, surrounded by her daughters, and lifting her voice, in declamatory censure, as one or another of the idle fry incurred her displeasure, and far too much engrossed with the tempest of her own conversation to know any thing of the violent scene which had been passing below.
Grosvenor was able to meet its formidable demands with both a delicate touch and ample weight and sonority for its many declamatory outbursts.
Building on the work of Jeremy Butler's Television Style (Routledge, 2010) and Gibbs and Pye's Close-Up series, Jacobs and Peacock maintain that television studies must address the role of aesthetics and style in the production, reception, and distribution of television programs; they note that "television is as capable as film of creating expressive richness in moments that are at once fleeting, demonstrative and dramatically declamatory, climatic, or seemingly inconsequential" (6).
It is to be hoped that, while remaining faithful to its own understanding of the truth, the Roman Catholic Church will not bracket this question out of discussion as 'non-negotiable,' and that the other churches will not entrench themselves behind a declamatory rejection of the 'claims' of Rome and refuse to come to grips with the basic question which these claims pose.
The program closes with the first three songs from Gustav Hoist's 1908 cycle, The House of bfi, notable for their spiritual tone and declamatory style.
24-carat classics like Diamonds Are Forever and Big Spender also got an airing, before Bassey bowed out with a barnstorming, declamatory I Am What I Am - namely, a 70-year-old Welsh woman who can still show kids less than half her age just how to put on a gig.
Netizens were quick to slam Mr Christensen's tweet for being appalling and embarrassing for having to depict Asia in such declamatory manner.