rodomontade


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rod·o·mon·tade

 (rŏd′ə-mŏn-tād′, -täd′, rō′də-)
n.
Pretentious boasting or bragging; bluster: "a detestable compound of vulgarity and rodomontade" (John Morley).
adj.
Pretentiously boastful or bragging.
intr.v. ro·do·mon·tad·ed, ro·do·mon·tad·ing, ro·do·mon·tades
To boast or brag.

[French, from Italian rodomontada, from Rodomonte, , arrogant Saracen leader in Orlando Innamorato by Matteo Boiardo and Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto.]

rodomontade

(ˌrɒdəmɒnˈteɪd; -ˈtɑːd)
n
a. boastful words or behaviour; bragging
b. (as modifier): rodomontade behaviour.
vb
(intr) to boast, bluster, or rant
[C17: from French, from Italian rodomonte a boaster, from Rodomonte the name of a braggart king of Algiers in epic poems by Boiardo and Ariosto]

rod•o•mon•tade

(ˌrɒd ə mənˈteɪd, -ˈtɑd, ˌroʊ də-)

n.
1. vainglorious boasting; blustering talk.
adj.
2. boastful.
[1605–15; < Middle French, = Italian Rodomonte the boastful king of Algiers in Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso + Middle French -ade -ade1]

rodomontade

- Meaning loud bragging, it got its name from Rodomonto, a loud bragging Moorish king of epics.
See also related terms for loud.

rodomontade


Past participle: rodomontaded
Gerund: rodomontading

Imperative
rodomontade
rodomontade
Present
I rodomontade
you rodomontade
he/she/it rodomontades
we rodomontade
you rodomontade
they rodomontade
Preterite
I rodomontaded
you rodomontaded
he/she/it rodomontaded
we rodomontaded
you rodomontaded
they rodomontaded
Present Continuous
I am rodomontading
you are rodomontading
he/she/it is rodomontading
we are rodomontading
you are rodomontading
they are rodomontading
Present Perfect
I have rodomontaded
you have rodomontaded
he/she/it has rodomontaded
we have rodomontaded
you have rodomontaded
they have rodomontaded
Past Continuous
I was rodomontading
you were rodomontading
he/she/it was rodomontading
we were rodomontading
you were rodomontading
they were rodomontading
Past Perfect
I had rodomontaded
you had rodomontaded
he/she/it had rodomontaded
we had rodomontaded
you had rodomontaded
they had rodomontaded
Future
I will rodomontade
you will rodomontade
he/she/it will rodomontade
we will rodomontade
you will rodomontade
they will rodomontade
Future Perfect
I will have rodomontaded
you will have rodomontaded
he/she/it will have rodomontaded
we will have rodomontaded
you will have rodomontaded
they will have rodomontaded
Future Continuous
I will be rodomontading
you will be rodomontading
he/she/it will be rodomontading
we will be rodomontading
you will be rodomontading
they will be rodomontading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rodomontading
you have been rodomontading
he/she/it has been rodomontading
we have been rodomontading
you have been rodomontading
they have been rodomontading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rodomontading
you will have been rodomontading
he/she/it will have been rodomontading
we will have been rodomontading
you will have been rodomontading
they will have been rodomontading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rodomontading
you had been rodomontading
he/she/it had been rodomontading
we had been rodomontading
you had been rodomontading
they had been rodomontading
Conditional
I would rodomontade
you would rodomontade
he/she/it would rodomontade
we would rodomontade
you would rodomontade
they would rodomontade
Past Conditional
I would have rodomontaded
you would have rodomontaded
he/she/it would have rodomontaded
we would have rodomontaded
you would have rodomontaded
they would have rodomontaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rodomontade - 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.
Translations

rodomontade

[ˌrɒdəmɒnˈteɪd] Nfanfarronada f

rodomontade

n (liter)Prahlerei f, → Bramarbasieren nt (geh)
References in classic literature ?
They did so; and a day it was, of boast, and swagger, and rodomontade.
She admired Tom for his exterior, but the admiration of no moderately sensible woman could overlook rodomontade so exceedingly desperate.
She knows what she's about; but he, poor fool, deludes himself with the notion that she'll make him a good wife, and because she has amused him with some rodomontade about despising rank and wealth in matters of love and marriage, he flatters himself that she's devotedly attached to him; that she will not refuse him for his poverty, and does not court him for his rank, but loves him for himself alone.