Definition of Grandiloquent

1. Adjective. Lofty in style. "He engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying"

Exact synonyms: Magniloquent, Tall
Similar to: Rhetorical
Derivative terms: Grandiloquence, Magniloquence



2. Adjective. Puffed up with vanity. "Pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"
Exact synonyms: Overblown, Pompous, Pontifical, Portentous
Similar to: Pretentious
Derivative terms: Pomp, Pomposity, Pompousness

Definition of Grandiloquent

1. a. Speaking in a lofty style; pompous; bombastic.

Definition of Grandiloquent

1. Adjective. (context: of a person, their language or writing) overly wordy, pompous, flowery, or elaborate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grandiloquent

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grandiloquent

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Literary usage of Grandiloquent

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"Mr. Mann wan very magnificent and grandiloquent, but, withal, prosy ; and Peabody, suffering from gout and Mississippi repudiation, lost his temper; and, ..."

2. The Missions and Missionaries of California by Zephyrin Engelhardt (1913)
"grandiloquent Vallejo.—The Bustamante Administration.—Views of the Missionaries Demanded.—Replies of Fathers Cabot, Jimeno, and Sanchez. ..."

3. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1888)
"The *hole volume is a notable example of the language of Court flattery and grandiloquent prêtée ;. the fireworks and the bonfires which ..."

4. Sunlight and shadow; or, Gleanings from my life-work by John Bartholomew Gough (1881)
"grandiloquent Oratory — Exordium upon Intemperance — " Wrecked on the Tempestuous Sea " — The baneful Upas- Tree — The Drunkard's Career on the Broad Road ..."

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