Synonyms for vaporing

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Sir, there has been a good deal of vaporing on this subject.

After all the vaporing, I have no expectation of a serious war.

The morning was hurrying by and this vaporing was a hindrance to be shuffled off.

She saw herself as the most useless, vaporing and purblind of mortals.

Ralph, thy news has stirred me into vaporing, and the man who built the Orb mill is prating like a child.

Never was so good an opportunity for my countrymen to turn out and crush that vaporing, blustering bully to atoms.

"Gifford was brought up in a bad school—a vaporing fellow, not true to any of his obligations," said Mr. Oliver Smith.

But these South Carolina economists are better at vaporing than at calculation.

His teachings were but vaporing talk to her small mind and to those of many of the people.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French vapour, from Latin vaporem (nominative vapor) "exhalation, steam, heat," of unknown origin. Vapors "fit of fainting, hysteria, etc." is 1660s, from medieval notion of "exhalations" from the stomach or other organs affecting the brain.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VAPORING

delusions of grandeur

nounoverestimation of one's own importance
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