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noun as in bombast

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But in opposing the Bush-Cheney march to war, his grandiloquence changed to eloquence.

Our central problem is that the combination of his grandiloquence and the September 2008 financial crisis led to his election.

Then he made a lamentable effort to deliver himself of fulminations after the manner of the Chief's grandiloquence.

It has the terseness of the French, without the grandiloquence of the Spanish, being derived directly from the Latin.

But the Colonel's reserved and persistent grandiloquence finally got the better of the other's inclination to banter.

He is of the same semi-classic school as Quintana, and like him devoted to artistic excellence and lyric grandiloquence.

Here lies the distinction between grandiloquence and genuine fancy or bold imaginativeness.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grandiloquence, such as: claptrap, eloquence, fustian, grandiosity, magniloquence, and rant.

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