grandiloquence

[ gran-dil-uh-kwuh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF grandiloquence
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He was young, and liked a bit of grandiloquence as well as another.

He adored eloquence, not to say grandiloquence: he was the son of a barrister.

It is a Parnassian Samain, but always personal, even in grandiloquence.

Mrs. Dodd smiled at the grandiloquence of youth, and told him he had mistaken her character.

I smiled inwardly at the grandiloquence of the tone, and yet, how true it was!

Mere wordiness and grandiloquence may sound like ecstasy yet lack that quality.

Thus in the “Prologue in Heaven” he quizzes the Archangels about the grandiloquence of their song.

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

He was waving his hand with his usual sense of the grandiloquence of his remarks.

Grandiloquence is never more characteristic than in its figures; there it disports itself in a very carnival of bombast.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Latin grandiloquentia, from grandiloquus "using lofty speech, bombastic," from grandis "big" (see grand (adj.)) + -loquus "speaking," from loqui "to speak" (see locution).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GRANDILOQUENCE

boast

nounbrag; source of pride
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