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bom·bast

 (bŏm′băst′)
n.
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.]

bom′bast′er n.
bom·bas′tic adj.
bom·bas′ti·cal·ly adv.

bom•bas•tic

(bɒmˈbæs tɪk)

adj.
(of speech, writing, etc.) pompous; high-flown.
[1695–1705]
bom•bas′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bombastic - ostentatiously lofty in stylebombastic - 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"

bombastic

bombastic

adjective
Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
Translations
bombasztikuscikornyásdagályosfellengzős
górnolotny

bombastic

[bɒmˈbæstɪk] ADJ [language, manner, style] → ampuloso, rimbombante; [person] → pomposo

bombastic

[ˌbɒmˈbæstɪk] adjgrandiloquent(e), pompeux/eusebomb attack nattentat m à la bombebomb blast n (= explosion) → explosion fbomb crater nentonnoir mbomb damage ndégâts mpl des bombardementsbomb disposal ndéminage m bomb disposal expertbomb disposal expert nartificier mbomb disposal unit nsection f de déminagebombed-out [ˌbɒmdˈaʊt] adj [building] → détruit(e) par un bombardement

bombastic

adj, bombastically

bombastic

[bɒmˈbæstɪk] adjmagniloquente, ampolloso/a
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