One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘their grandiloquent phrases failed to convince me’
pompous, bombastic, magniloquent, pretentious, ostentatious, high-flown, high-sounding, rhetorical, orotund, fustian, florid, flowery
laboured, strained, overwrought, overblown, overripe, overdone
epic, Homeric, Miltonian
informal highfalutin, purple
rare tumid, pleonastic, euphuistic, aureate, hyperventilated
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