Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. overly wordy, pompous, flowery, or elaborate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Speaking in a lofty style; pompous; bombastic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Speaking or expressed in a lofty style; bombastic; pompous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. puffed up with vanity
  • adj. lofty in style

Etymologies

From Latin grandiloquus, from grandis ("great, full") + loquor ("speak") (Wiktionary)

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