n.1.Swelling words without much meaning; bombastic language; fustian.
Bombastry and buffoonery, by nature lofty and light, soar highest of all.
- Swift.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A thoughtful and thought-provoking study of an undeniably successful national political campaign for the presidency that was 'bloated with bombastry, bigotry, and blatant lies', "Election 2016: Democracy in Disarray" offers a detailed depiction of the campaign while also skewering those that need the pomposity punctured.