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synonyms for grandiloquent

  • aureate
  • big-talking
  • bombastic
  • declamatory
  • euphistic
  • fustian
  • high-flown
  • histrionic
  • histrionical
  • inflated
  • magniloquent
  • oratorical
  • orotund
  • overblown
  • pompous
  • purple
  • rhetorical
  • sonorous
  • swollen
  • tall-talking
  • verbose
  • windbag
  • windy
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antonyms for grandiloquent

MOST RELEVANT
  • plain
  • simple
  • unadorned
  • unpretentious
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How to use grandiloquent in a sentence

I was unanimously recalled, and—to be grandiloquent—received with applause that made the welkin ring.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
Just off the main square we secured quarters in a typical French inn of the second class, a small place with a grandiloquent name.
THE GLORY OF THE COMINGIRVIN S. COBB
This relative of his, with his plausible and grandiloquent schemes, stood revealed a bankrupt swindler of the worst type.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
If called on to prove his power, this grandiloquent Satan would turn out, I fear, to be a sorry thaumaturgist.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
Friedrich has still his hopes of Bavaria, so grandiloquent are the French in regard to it; who but would hope?
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XV. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
He smiled amusedly at the thought of this hypothetical collection, and the grandiloquent tone in which he referred to it.
THE SILVER BUTTERFLYMRS. WILSON WOODROW
They all have about a dozen names in the grandiloquent style of the Spaniards.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
He is grandiloquent and turgid to an extent which often obscures his meaning.
ANGLO-SAXON LITERATUREJOHN EARLE
Esther and I laughed at the grandiloquent manner in which he spoke of the two potato-sacksful of books.
THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBERARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
He loathes the war, and the grandiloquent speeches of politicians irritate him by their failure to realize how loathesome war is.
A STUDENT IN ARMSDONALD HANKEY
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WORDS RELATED TO GRANDILOQUENT

  • animated
  • big-time
  • bright
  • elated
  • eloquent
  • eminent
  • ethical
  • exalted
  • exhilarated
  • formal
  • grand
  • grandiloquent
  • heavy
  • high
  • high-flown
  • high-minded
  • honorable
  • inflated
  • lofty
  • noble
  • righteous
  • stately
  • sublime
  • superb
  • upright
  • upstanding
  • virtuous
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