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synonyms for bombast

  • balderdash
  • bluster
  • braggadocio
  • cotton
  • exaggeration
  • fustian
  • gasconade
  • grandiloquence
  • grandiosity
  • magniloquence
  • pad
  • pomposity
  • rage
  • rant
  • rave
  • rhapsody
  • rhetoric
  • rodomontade
  • stuff
  • tumidity
  • turgidity
  • altiloquence
  • bombastry
  • padded
  • stuffed
  • tympany
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How to use bombast in a sentence

Veteran counterterrorism officials say the bombast and sheer volume of chatter on those forums make it a challenge to differentiate between plotting and ranting.
DOMESTIC TERRORISM: A MORE URGENT THREAT, BUT WEAKER LAWSBY SEBASTIAN ROTELLAJANUARY 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
On the one hand, this is as much production value as one would expect for elite athletes, and just as much bombast as directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui afforded their last documentary subject, fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
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The notion was simply that the young idlers about town met together to acquire perfection in the arts of bombast and exaggeration.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
To search for thoughts to trail along in a series results in thinnest bombast.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
I look upon it all as an empty, insolent piece of bombast; but whatever it is, we must not be taken unawares.
MASS' GEORGEGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
Indeed, the man seems to have been a second Paracelsus, lacking only in the dishonesty and bombast of the latter.
AN EPITOME OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINEROSWELL PARK
Can it be possible that he believes that proclamation will be acceptable to them—that mixture of cajolery and bombast.
THE HOUR AND THE MANHARRIET MARTINEAU
But it is well to recognize the source of eloquence, which is to be distinguished from bombast and fustian.
ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
It was the outcome of the boredom and the laughter caused by the wildness and bombast of the Restoration plays.
A BOOK OF BURLESQUEWILLAM DAVENPORT ADAMS
My impressions, though produced by a conversation thoroughly free from bombast, deepened.
THE PREACHER AND HIS MODELSJAMES STALKER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BOMBAST

  • bluff
  • boasting
  • boisterousness
  • bombast
  • braggadocio
  • bragging
  • bravado
  • crowing
  • rabidity
  • rampancy
  • swagger
  • swaggering
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