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grandiloquent Explained

grandiloquent at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


grandiloquent at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj formal [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: grandiloquus, from grandis ( GRAND1) + loqui 'to speak']// using words that are too long and formal in order to sound important// pompous// -- grandiloquence n [U] //

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

92 Moby Thesaurus words for "grandiloquent":
Gongoresque, Johnsonian, affected, aggrandized, amplified, aureate,
ballyhooed, bedizened, big-sounding, bloated, bombastic,
convoluted, declamatory, disproportionate, elevated, euphuistic,
exaggerated, excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme,
flamboyant, flaming, flashy, flatulent, flaunting, flowery, formal,
fulsome, garish, gassy, gaudy, grandiose, grandisonant,
high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin,
hyperbolic, inflated, inkhorn, inordinate, labyrinthine,
lexiphanic, lofty, lurid, magnified, magniloquent, meretricious,
orotund, ostentatious, overblown, overdone, overdrawn,
overelaborate, overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated,
overgreat, overinvolved, overlarge, overpraised, oversold,
overstated, overstressed, overwrought, pedantic, pompous,
pontifical, pretentious, prodigal, profuse, puffed, rhetorical,
self-important, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, showy,
solemn, sonorous, stilted, stretched, stuffy, superlative, swollen,
tall, tortuous, touted, tumid, turgid

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

[ADJ] (Exaggeration): exaggerated, overwrought, hyperbolic, caricatural, bombastic, grandiloquent, fabulous, extravagant, preposterous.

[ADJ] (Vigor): sententious, lofty, elevated, sublime, eloquent, vehement, petulant, impassioned, poetic, grandiloquent.

[ADJ] (Ornament): ornamented, beautified, ornate, florid, rich, flowery, euphemistic, sonorous, high-sounding, turgid, pompous, stilted, high flown, sententious, rhetorical, declamatory, grandiose, grandiloquent, sesquipedalian, bombastic.

[ADJ] (Speech): speaking, spoken, oral, lingual, phonetic, verbal, unwritten, outspoken, eloquent, elocutionary, oratorical, rhetorical, declamatory, grandiloquent, talkative.

grandiloquent at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(formal, disapproving) using long or complicated words in order to impress people
a grandiloquent speaker / speech
grandiloquence noun [U]

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

Grandiloquent \Gran*dil"o*quent\, a. [L. grandis grand + logui
to speak.]
Speaking in a lofty style; pompous; bombastic.

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

adj 1: lofty in style; "he engages in so much tall talk, one never
really realizes what he is saying" [syn: {magniloquent},
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}]

grandiloquent at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2007|November|7


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » grandiloquus, from Inter: term » grandis|grandis|great, full + Inter: term » loquor|loquor|speak


* Inter: a » RP|US Inter: IPA » /ɡɹænˈdɪl.ə.kwənt/ Inter: X-SAMPA » /gr{n"dIl.@.kW@nt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-grandiloquent.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Inter: context » of a person, their language or writing overly wordy, pompous, flowery, or elaborate.
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1898|year_published=1911|author=Category: s:Author - :William Graham Sumner|William Graham Sumner|title=Category: s - :War and Other Essays|War and Other Essays|chapter=Category: s - :The Conquest of the United States by Spain|The Conquest of the United States by Spain|publisher=Yale|page=Category: s:Page - :War and Other Essays.djvu/360|324|passage=The American people believe that they have a free country, and we are treated to grandiloquent speeches about our flag and our reputation for freedom and enlightenment.


      Inter: trans-top » overly wordy or elaborate

  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|grandiloqüent|n
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|velkohubý|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|mahtipontinen, Inter: t- » fi|suurieleinen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|grandiloquent

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|szónokias, Inter: t+ » hu|dagályos
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|górnolotny|m, Inter: t- » pl|grandilokwentny|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|grandiloquente
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|напыщенный|tr=napýščennyj
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|grandilocuente, Inter: t- » es|grandílocuo

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: sense » overly wordy or elaborate bombastic, extravagant, flowery, ostentatious, pretentious, sesquipedalian

    Related terms

    * grandiloquacity
  • grandiloquence
  • grandiloquism
  • grandiloquous
  • grandiloquoy
  • magniloquent

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    Inter: fr-ad » j
  • grandiloquent

  • Category: Category:French autological terms -
    Translation: et » grandiloquent
    Translation: fr » grandiloquent
    Translation: ko » grandiloquent
    Translation: io » grandiloquent
    Translation: ml » grandiloquent
    Translation: pl » grandiloquent
    Translation: ta » grandiloquent
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    Translation: zh » grandiloquent