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1. Grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing.
2. Grandiose or overpowering expression, as in music or painting.
[Alteration of obsolete bombace, cotton padding, from Old French, from Medieval Latin bombax, bombac-, cotton; see bombazine.]
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(of speech, writing, etc.) pompous; high-flown.
syn: bombastic, flowery, pretentious all describe a use of language more elaborate than is justified by or appropriate to the content being expressed. bombastic suggests language with a theatricality or staginess of style far too powerful or declamatory for the meaning or sentiment being expressed: a bombastic sermon on the evils of gambling. flowery describes language filled with extravagant images and ornate expressions: a flowery eulogy. pretentious refers specifically to language that is purposely inflated in an effort to impress: a pretentious essay filled with obscure allusions.
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|Adj.||1.||bombastic - 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"
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adjective grandiloquent, inflated, ranting, windy, high-flown, pompous, grandiose, histrionic, wordy, verbose, declamatory, fustian, magniloquent the bombastic style of his oratory
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bombastic[ˌbɒmˈbæstɪk] adj → grandiloquent(e), pompeux/eusebomb attack n → attentat m à la bombebomb blast n (= explosion) → explosion fbomb crater n → entonnoir mbomb damage n → dégâts mpl des bombardementsbomb disposal n → déminage m bomb disposal expertbomb disposal expert n → artificier mbomb disposal unit n → section f de déminagebombed-out [ˌbɒmdˈaʊt] adj [building] → détruit(e) par un bombardement
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
bombastic[bɒmˈbæstɪk] adj → magniloquente, ampolloso/a
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