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
Overview: For his most popular book, Tom Brokaw coined the grandiloquent term ‘The Greatest Generation’ for the Americans who fought and triumphed in the crucible of World War II.
Indeed, judged by Anglo-Saxon habit, they would be termed grandiloquent and verbose.
The study also faults America for relying on "grandiloquent" rhetoric rather than careful diplomacy to build support for its missions.
One thing you notice is that the smaller and crappier a country is, the more soaring and grandiloquent is the music of its anthem, even where the lyrics don't say a lot because the country doesn't have much to brag about inasmuch as it has a turnip-based economy.
By the end of my visit I would have been happy to see photographs of kittens or even some grandiloquent paintings by Julian Schnabel, anything not so proud of being self-referential and small time.
Please show me where I was “insincere” or used “grandiloquent language” in #7.
Although the term “rhetoric” has several meanings, most of which are positive, am I right in assuming you are attaching this meaning to it: insincere or grandiloquent language?
With such grandiloquent kitsch (and the author's implicit acceptance of its absurdity) and a cleverly freighted jeer thrown at a bandmate, we have the ingredients of a definitive rock star memoir.
Then Tennant was back to the theater to play Hamlet, so what would have been 2009's season became a handful of specials, all leading up to a Christmas and New Year's two-parter in which the tenth doctor passed on in another grandiloquent Russell T. Davies spectacular, this time called "The End of Time."
Not that I am likening the Sardinian sex parties and dodgy property portfolios of our crooning capitalist to the gorgeously grandiloquent goings-on of that jewel-encrusted clan.