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Meaning of GRANDILOQUENT

Pronunciation:  gran'dilukwunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
  2. [adj]  lofty in style; "he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying"
 

GRANDILOQUENT is a 13 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: magniloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous, pretentious, rhetorical, tall
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gran*dil"o*quent\, a. [L. grandis grand + logui
to speak.]
Speaking in a lofty style; pompous; bombastic.

 
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