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grandiloquent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grandiloquent  \Gran*dil"o*quent\,  a.  [L.  grandis  grand  +  logui 
  to  speak.] 
  Speaking  in  a  lofty  style;  pompous;  bombastic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grandiloquent 
  adj  1:  lofty  in  style;  "he  engages  in  so  much  tall  talk,  one  never 
  really  realizes  what  he  is  saying"  [syn:  {magniloquent}, 
  {tall}] 
  2:  puffed  up  with  vanity;  "a  grandiloquent  and  boastful 
  manner";  "overblown  oratory";  "a  pompous  speech"; 
  "pseudo-scientific  gobbledygook  and  pontifical  hooey"- 
  Newsweek  [syn:  {overblown},  {pompous},  {pontifical},  {portentous}] 




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