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A member of his own party mocked his “grandiloquent swell” and “turkey-gobbler strut.”

In 2014, this might sound grandiloquent and overstated, but in 1994 there were few openly gay men on TV, and few people with AIDS.

Yet a moment like this seems so overblown, so grandiloquent, and so self-consciously heroic that it simply stuns me.

And then there was the grandiloquent Republican leader Everett Dirksen.

A celebrity whose egocentric and grandiloquent pronouncements reveal a potentially dangerous person in serious need of help?

Note as well their wily use of the word "stuff"—a bit of vernacular so the message doesn't get too grandiloquent.

I was unanimously recalled, and—to be grandiloquent—received with applause that made the welkin ring.

Just off the main square we secured quarters in a typical French inn of the second class, a small place with a grandiloquent name.

This relative of his, with his plausible and grandiloquent schemes, stood revealed a bankrupt swindler of the worst type.

If called on to prove his power, this grandiloquent Satan would turn out, I fear, to be a sorry thaumaturgist.

Friedrich has still his hopes of Bavaria, so grandiloquent are the French in regard to it; who but would hope?


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grandiloquent, such as: aureate, big-talking, bombastic, declamatory, euphistic, and fustian.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.