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grandiloquence at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1589, from L. grandiloquentia, from grandiloquus "using lofty speech," from grandis "big" + -loquus "speaking," from loqui "speak." ///

grandiloquence at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

80 Moby Thesaurus words for "grandiloquence":
affectation, aggrandizement, amplification, ballyhoo, big talk,
blowing up, burlesque, caricature, command of language, dilatation,
dilation, enhancement, enlargement, exaggerating, exaggeration,
excess, exorbitance, expansion, expression of ideas, extravagance,
extreme, fashion, feeling for words, form of speech,
grace of expression, hard word, heightening, huckstering,
hyperbole, hyperbolism, inflation, inordinacy, jawbreaker,
lexiphanicism, literary style, long word, magnification, manner,
manner of speaking, mannerism, mode, mode of expression,
orotundity, overemphasis, overestimation, overkill, overstatement,
peculiarity, personal style, polysyllable, pomposity, pompousness,
pontificality, pontification, prodigality, profuseness, puffery,
puffing up, rhetoric, self-importance, sensationalism,
sense of language, sesquipedalian, strain, stretching, stuffiness,
style, stylistic analysis, stylistics, superlative, tall talk,
the grand style, the plain style, the sublime, touting, travesty,
trick, turgidity, vein, way

grandiloquence at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Exaggeration): exaggeration, expansion, hyperbole, caricature, extravagance, boasting, grandiloquence.

[N] (Vigor): sententiousness, elevation, loftiness, sublimity, eloquence, grandiloquence, command of language.

[N] (Ornament): ornament, floridness, turgidity, elegance, figurativeness, metaphor, flourish, euphemism, big-sounding words, pretension, rant, bombast, eloquence, grandiloquence.

Grandiloquence at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Grandiloquence \Gran*dil"o*quence\, n.
The use of lofty words or phrases; bombast; -- usually in a
bad sense.

The sin of grandiloquence or tall talking. --Thackeray,

grandiloquence at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : high flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
[syn: {grandiosity}, {magniloquence}, {rhetoric}]

grandiloquence at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: head » en|noun
  • lofty, pompous or bombastic speech or writing

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