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declamatory


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Declamatory  \De*clam"a*to*ry\,  a.  [L.  declamatorius:  cf  F. 
  d['e]clamatoire.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  declamation;  treated  in  the  manner  of  a 
  rhetorician;  as  a  declamatory  theme. 
 
  2.  Characterized  by  rhetorical  display;  pretentiously 
  rhetorical;  without  solid  sense  or  argument;  bombastic; 
  noisy;  as  a  declamatory  way  or  style. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  declamatory 
  adj  :  ostentatiously  lofty  in  style;  "a  man  given  to  large  talk"; 
  "tumid  political  prose"  [syn:  {bombastic},  {large},  {orotund}, 
  {tumid},  {turgid}] 




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