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gran·dil·o·quence

 (grăn-dĭl′ə-kwəns)
n.
Pompous or bombastic speech or expression.

[From grandiloquent, from Latin grandiloquus : grandis, great + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]

gran·dil′o·quent adj.
gran·dil′o·quent·ly adv.

grandiloquent

(ɡrænˈdɪləkwənt)
adj
inflated, pompous, or bombastic in style or expression
[C16: from Latin grandiloquus, from grandis great + loquī to speak]
granˈdiloquence n
granˈdiloquently adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.grandiloquent - lofty in stylegrandiloquent - lofty in style; "he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying"
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"
2.grandiloquent - puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
pretentious - making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"

grandiloquent

adjective pompous, inflated, rhetorical, high-flown, pretentious, flowery, bombastic, high-sounding, fustian, orotund She attacked her colleagues for indulging in 'grandiloquent' language.

grandiloquent

adjective
Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
Translations
mahtipontinensuurieleinen
dagályosszónokias
górnolotnygrandilokwentny

grandiloquent

[grænˈdɪləkwənt] ADJaltisonante, grandilocuente

grandiloquent

[grænˈdɪləkwənt] adj [language] → grandiloquent(e)

grandiloquent

adj (form) language, style, speechhochtrabend; gestureübertrieben; descriptiongrandios
References in classic literature ?
Applied to any other creature than the Leviathan --to an ant or a flea --such portly terms might justly be deemed unwarrantably grandiloquent.
If, however, it were the fact that such a history were in existence, it must necessarily, being the story of a knight-errant, be grandiloquent, lofty, imposing, grand and true.
To all his grandiloquent account of the bald-headed chief and his countrymen, the Big Hearts of the East, his cousin listened with great attention, and replied in the customary style of Indian welcome.
I sent for you," said he, in a grandiloquent tone, when I had completed my examination of the beetle, "I sent for you, that I might have your counsel and assistance in furthering the views of Fate and of the bug" -
began the priest in that voice, clear, not grandiloquent but mild, in which only the Slav clergy read and which acts so irresistibly on a Russian heart.
Sapsea, in a grandiloquent state of absence of mind, seems to refill his visitor's glass, which is full already; and does really refill his own, which is empty.
Mr Wegg was going to say, My Benefactor, and had said My Bene, when a grandiloquent change came over him.
No, I am studying," answered the young man, somewhat surprised at the grandiloquent style of the speaker and also at being so directly addressed.
Night Moves offers rock & roll in the classic mold: bold, aggressive and grandiloquent.
Busoni's grandiloquent whirlwind fantasy tipped its hat to Johann Strauss, but then whisked it swiftly into the composer's own surreal vision of the future.
Yet we would have to remember even within the great cipher text of Revelation, the ultimate unveiling of the heavenly Jerusalem-to-come waxes wildly grandiloquent in imagining a city impossible to conceive as such.
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