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Using high-flown or bombastic language.
grandiloquent, high-sounding, high-flown, lofty, heroic, grandiose, ornate, pompous, pretentious, bombastic, overblown, overripe, rhetorical, oratorical, orotund, declamatory, sonorous, rotund, stilted, turgid, boastful, bragging, braggart, falstaffianView synonyms
- ‘In short, this Budget, which did not correspond with the magniloquent speech of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, could not stand.’
- ‘Mrs. Samuel Smith, an American lady, known to my cousin, asked for my accompaniment to a magniloquent lecture the other evening.’
- ‘I had no idea ‘If you will ‘was supposed to be a magniloquent term in the 2000s, according to Fleming.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin magniloquus (from magnus ‘great’ + -loquus ‘-speaking’) + -ent.
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