Definitions for bombasticbɒmˈbæs tɪk
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(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:
bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid(adj)
ostentatiously lofty in style
"a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
Pompous or overly wordy.
High-sounding but with little meaning.
Origin: Either from bombast, or from middle name of Paracelsus (Theophrastus Bombastus), who often used extremely arrogant speaking style.
alt. of Bombastical
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