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  • n. The quality of being magniloquent; pompous discourse; grandiloquence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being magniloquent; pompous discourse; grandiloquence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being magniloquent; a lofty manner of speaking or writing; exaggerated eloquence; grandiloquence; bombast.

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

  • n. high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation


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  • Society will pity her in ostentatious magniloquence, which is far worse than contempt or neglect; perhaps it will clothe her with silk and diamonds; but it will never treat her as it would not dare not to treat any lady whom it felt its equal.

    The American Missionary — Volume 43, No. 12, December, 1889

  • Nothing could seem farther from the book-fueled magniloquence of Mr. Conroy than the deft, suggestive, almost feline approach of the outstanding English novelist Susan Hill to her most treasured titles.

    The Life Well-Read

  • With economical and, by now, expected magniloquence, Adams shows how art not only extracts meaning from the chaos of daily life but also engenders a thirst for if not appreciation of the spirit of perfection, which, here, is nothing more than awareness of the gap between our mortal span and the timelessness of stars.

    James Scarborough: Lisa Adams and the Spirituality of Imperfection

  • Saint – Germain, where every one contributes his or her quota of absurdity, and where these particular forms of exaggerated speech and affected diction — magniloquence, if you please to call it so — are surrounded by excessive luxury and sumptuous toilettes, which are to some extent their excuse, were certain to be far more noticed in the provinces, whose own absurdities are of

    Modeste Mignon

  • Without his vanity and his magniloquence it is possible that he might never have acquired the sonorous elocution which is so useful and even necessary an instrument in political life.

    Modeste Mignon

  • His political thinking and Marxist error are intertwined like copulating serpents but worse still his autistic magniloquence hides a cynical use of public money for electoral purposes.

    Gordon Brown Celebrity Watch

  • But the rara avis among dramatists, is he who possesses the tragic species, and not the epic; for any one conversant with the English stage, from Shakspeare downwards, will easily perceive that almost all our dramatic writers mistake the epic for the tragic vein of magniloquence; * now, the Author of the


  • Both Lowell and Wilbur, however, had disregarded T.S. Eliot's notorious advice not to seek a model in the magniloquence of John Milton.

    The Poetry of Heartbreak

  • Mr. Thomas Davies, noted in after times as the biographer of Garrick, had originally been on the stage, and though a small man had enacted tyrannical tragedy, with a pomp and magniloquence beyond his size, if we may trust the description given of him by Churchill in the Rosciad:

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • You speak of her with the magniloquence of a poet and the feeling of a troubadour.



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  • Conspicuous for her stern militance
    But absent all malice or ill intents,
    At first you're alarmed
    But then you are charmed
    By the grandeur of her magniloquence.

    December 3, 2015