Definition of Bloviate

1. Verb. Orate verbosely and windily.

Generic synonyms: Orate



Definition of Bloviate

1. Verb. (American English) To speak or discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner. ¹

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Definition of Bloviate

1. to speak pompously [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bloviate

blouboks
blouse
bloused
blouseless
blouselike
blouses
blousier
blousiest
blousily
blousing
blouson
blousons
blousy
blouzes
bloviate (current term)
bloviated
bloviates
bloviating
bloviation
bloviations
bloviator
bloviators
blow-by
blow-by-blow
blow-dried
blow-dries

Literary usage of Bloviate

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1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"... bloviate (American), a made up or "factitious" word, which has been used since 1850, and is perhaps older. It is irregularly used to signify verbosity, ..."

2. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1872)
"... or, as it was inelegantly expressed in the phrase of the period, "bloviate," that he might take issue with him, and confute his not always irrefutable ..."

3. Theatrical and Circus Life: Or, Secrets of the Stage, Green-room and Sawdust by John Joseph Jennings (1882)
"... or the bloviate business manager, the actor " up a stump," or the "super" who has played the part of a silent but spectacular lictor with John ..."

4. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1857)
"... "absurdity of exuberant bearing," perhaps will be able to "jump at conclusions without practical experience," be willing to " bloviate," " veer round," ..."

5. Postal Riders and Raiders by W. H. Gantz (1912)
"... automatic bloviate ejector in telling his interested auditors about what a “ripping time” he had with Rose at some dance or ..."

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