One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Boastful or inflated talk or behavior.
nonsense, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, blather, bletherView synonyms
- ‘Despite all the ranting, the rodomontade and the rhubarb Howard's excellent adventure will end in ignominy - although, naturally, he will insist that he stuck by his allies to the last.’
- ‘It has an oddly functional feel for a play that glories in rhetoric, rodomontade, swagger and swordplay.’
- ‘Grimm's play does yield some fun amid all the torture, bloodshed, and rodomontade.’
- ‘Since that moment, the football gods punished the team's rodomontade with injuries, embarrassment, and a 2000 flameout.’
- ‘What is it about the combination of Florida and football that inspires rodomontade?’
- ‘Accomplished veterans are punished for such rodomontade: What do we suppose will happen to he who taunts the defending champions in his very first career start?’
- ‘To my mind this is not surrealism but mere pumped-up rodomontade and very much in the vein of the purple tuxedo, typical of Hitchcock's style of dress.’
- ‘The football gods take a dim view of boasting after victory; boasting after defeat is a new low in rodomontade.’
boast, brag, trumpet, show off, bluster, swagger, swank, gloat, be smug, congratulate oneself, preen oneself, pride oneself, pat oneself on the back, sing one's own praisesView synonyms
- ‘The song, which boasts that the club is ‘Super Bowl bound,’ played nonstop in Jacksonville after the 62-7 game - and it's been downhill ever since as the football gods punish the rodomontading franchise.’
Early 17th century: from French, from obsolete Italian rodomontada, from Italian rodomonte, from the name of a boastful character in the medieval Orlando epics.
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