rhodomontade


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rhodomontade

(ˌrɒdəʊmɒnˈteɪd)
n
another name for rodomontade
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Noun1.rhodomontade - vain and empty boasting
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives

rodomontade

also rhodomontade
noun
An act of boasting:
Informal: blow.
adjective
Characterized by or given to boasting:
verb
To talk with excessive pride:
Informal: blow.
References in classic literature ?
Such is the kind of swaggering and rhodomontade in which the "red men" are prone to indulge in their vainglorious moments; for, with all their vaunted taciturnity, they are vehemently prone at times to become eloquent about their exploits, and to sound their own trumpet.
According to the narrator, John claims that he was "misled by the rhodomontade of his friend to believe his father a man of substance and credit" (246).
Here was a form (ottava rima) flexible enough to accommodate any tone or effect, a theme at once traditional (the education sentimentale of the libertine) and radical (morality as relative rather than absolute), a mode capable of grandeur or farce, rhodomontade or garrulous intimacy, satire or passionate sincerity: a poem, in short, which, like its author, was both committed to and detached from the contemporary world.