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3 definitions found
 for grandiloquent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grandiloquent \Gran*dil"o*quent\, a. [L. grandis grand + logui
     to speak.]
     Speaking in a lofty style; pompous; bombastic.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grandiloquent
      adj 1: lofty in style; "he engages in so much tall talk, one
             never really realizes what he is saying" [syn:
             grandiloquent, magniloquent, tall]
      2: puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner";
         "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific
         gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek [syn:
         grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical,
         portentous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "grandiloquent":
     Gongoresque, Johnsonian, affected, aggrandized, amplified, aureate,
     ballyhooed, bedizened, big-sounding, bloated, bombastic,
     convoluted, declamatory, disproportionate, elevated, euphuistic,
     exaggerated, excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme,
     flamboyant, flaming, flashy, flatulent, flaunting, flowery, formal,
     fulsome, garish, gassy, gaudy, grandiose, grandisonant,
     high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin,
     hyperbolic, inflated, inkhorn, inordinate, labyrinthine,
     lexiphanic, lofty, lurid, magnified, magniloquent, meretricious,
     orotund, ostentatious, overblown, overdone, overdrawn,
     overelaborate, overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated,
     overgreat, overinvolved, overlarge, overpraised, oversold,
     overstated, overstressed, overwrought, pedantic, pompous,
     pontifical, pretentious, prodigal, profuse, puffed, rhetorical,
     self-important, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, showy,
     solemn, sonorous, stilted, stretched, stuffy, superlative, swollen,
     tall, tortuous, touted, tumid, turgid
  
  

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