from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • adjective of a person overly wordy, pompous, flowery, or elaborate.

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  • adjective puffed up with vanity
  • adjective lofty in style


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


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