What does bombastic mean?

Definitions for bombasticbɒmˈbæs tɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid(adj)

    ostentatiously lofty in style

    "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"


  1. bombastic(Adjective)

    Pompous or overly wordy.

  2. bombastic(Adjective)

    High-sounding but with little meaning.

  3. bombastic(Adjective)

    Inflated, overfilled.

  4. Origin: Either from bombast, or from middle name of Paracelsus (Theophrastus Bombastus), who often used extremely arrogant speaking style.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bombastic(adj)

    alt. of Bombastical


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bombastic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bombastic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Javier Palomarez:

    There were no bombastic statements of any sorts.

  2. Jeff Goolsby:

    I understand that a lot of what Trump is saying is a little bombastic. It's a little put on. It's for entertainment.

  3. Twitter Sanders:

    I think it has to do with the fact that Donald Trump is very smart. Donald Trump knows that media is not so interested in the serious issues facing this country. They love bombastic remarks. They love silly remarks, i think this is more of an indictment of the media than it is Donald Trump.

  4. Scott Paul:

    I don't think he does our issue any favors by making it so incredibly jingoistic and bombastic, but I believe there’s widespread agreement ... that there is something amiss with our economic relationship with China and it’s past time that our government pushes back a little more forcefully.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    First in the nation means you get to take this more seriously than people in other states, what I've seen is that you do take it seriously -- that you're not going to vote for the bombastic because it's bombastic and interesting, that you're going to vote for someone who walks on the hot coals, who takes your questions, who you get to listen to and who listens to you and builds a support based on interacting with real people and real concerns and real issues.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • منمقArabic
  • надут, превзет, голословенBulgarian
  • bombastischGerman
  • bombástico, rimbombanteSpanish
  • verbeux, abscons, enflé, boursouflé, ampoulé, pompeuxFrench
  • mórfhoclachIrish
  • bombasztikus, cikornyás, fellengzős, dagályosHungarian
  • magniloquente, ampolloso, pomposoItalian
  • 과장 한Korean
  • wahahukaMāori
  • bombastischDutch
  • høgttravande, høgstemt, bombastisk, svulstigNorwegian Nynorsk
  • svulstig, bombastisk, høyttravende, høystemtNorwegian
  • pompatyczny, górnolotny, napuszonyPolish
  • напыщенный, помпезный, высокопарныйRussian
  • bombastickýSlovak

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