Definitions

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  • noun a lengthy discourse in a pompous or boastful manner

Etymologies

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Examples

  • They are lucky to live in America where such bilious bloviation is allowed.

    Think Progress » MSNBC regular advocates murder of newspaper editors.

  • Well, I’m used to hearing that kind of bloviation at graduation exercises.

    Africa

  • Well, I’m used to hearing that kind of bloviation at graduation exercises.

    Natural Disasters

  • Well, I’m used to hearing that kind of bloviation at graduation exercises.

    Stromata Blog:

  • Well, I’m used to hearing that kind of bloviation at graduation exercises.

    Rachel Carson’s Victims, R.I.P.

  • In other words, all the bluster and bloviation and cruel humor he exuded was there to cover up for the fact that he's nothing more than an overpaid carnival barker, and he's scared to death that the world will find out.

    No, Thanks

  • There's already been a boatload of bloviation expressed on the recent reversal of the ban on loaded firearms in our national parks, some of it sensible but most of it (predictably) bordering on hysterics.

    Locked & Loaded in Parkland

  • If Rumsfeld had more than half a wit, he would have known that he needed to plan for that contingency, regardless of any bloviation by Darth, Shrub, Wolfie and the remainder of the neo-con turd pack about not doing nation building and being greeted as liberators.

    Think Progress » Bill’s Late Father Irving Kristol: ‘My Poor Son Has Got It Wrong Again’

  • All the talk about our troops protecting our freedoms overseas is pure bloviation.

    COURAGE TO END TOTAL WAR

  • That said, this is shaping up as such an awful situation that, if the top kill doesn't work, you can expect DRAMATIC ACTION (for the sake of dramatic action if nothing else), which means bureaucratic shake-ups, new policies, new edicts, new bluster and bloviation, and almost certainly at least one human sacrifice.

    Gulf oil spill: Who's in charge?

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  • I'm amazed this term isn't used more often, as the situation it describes is something that crops up very frequently.

    March 14, 2010