from The Century Dictionary.
- High-sounding; pompous in language.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective rare High-sounding; pompous in speech.
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Pompous, or pretentiousin speech
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He remembered that the politeness seemed too elaborate, too florid, altiloquent to the extent of insincerity.
Of sentimentality -- altiloquent, fabricated feeling and cajolery -- there is enough in Greek and Latin literature, doubtless as a reflection of life.
His passion is fickle, his adoration little more than adulation, and the expressions of unselfish devotion here and there do not mean more than the altiloquent words of Achilles about Briseis or of Admetus about