from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the quality of a declamation.
  • adj. Pretentiously rhetorical; bombastic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having the quality of a declamation.
  • adj. pretentiously lofty in style; bombastic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a rhetorician.
  • adj. Characterized by rhetorical display; pretentiously rhetorical; without solid sense or argument; bombastic; noisy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the practice of declaiming in oratory or music; having the character of declamation.
  • Merely rhetorical; stilted; straining after effect: as, a declamatory style.

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

  • adj. ostentatiously lofty in style


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