Definitions for bombasticbɒmˈbæs tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bom•bas•tic*bɒmˈbæs tɪk(adj.)

  1. (of speech, writing, etc.) pompous; high-flown.

* Syn: bombastic , flowery , pretentious all describe a use of language more elaborate than is justified by or appropriate to the content being expressed. bombastic suggests language with a theatricality or staginess of style far too powerful or declamatory for the meaning or sentiment being expressed: a bombastic sermon on the evils of gambling.flowery describes language filled with extravagant images and ornate expressions: a flowery eulogy.pretentious refers specifically to language that is purposely inflated in an effort to impress: a pretentious essay filled with obscure allusions.

Origin of bombastic:

1695–1705

bom•bas′ti•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

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

    ostentatiously lofty in style

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

Wiktionary

  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


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