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bombast

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bombast

  1. 1 boastful speech or writing <the other world leaders at the international conference had little interest in being subjected to the president's bombast> Synonyms bluster, brag, braggadocio, bull [slang], cockalorum, fanfaronade, gas, gasconade, grandiloquence, hot air, magniloquence, rant, rodomontade (also rhodomontade) Related Words oratory, rhapsody, rhetoric; pomposity, turgidity, wind; bloviation, verbosity, windiness; babble, blab, chatter, drivel, gabble, gibber, gibberish, jabber, prattle; jawing, patter, prating, yammering; egotism, self-conceit, self-importance, swagger, vaunt

  2. 2 language that is impressive-sounding but not meaningful or sincere <you need less bombast and more substance in this speech on human rights> Synonyms rhetoric, fustian, gas, grandiloquence, hot air, oratory, verbiage, windRelated Words claptrap, drivel, gibberish, hogwash, humbug, jabberwocky, jazz, moonshine, nonsense; affectedness, floweriness, grandiosity, loftiness, pomposity, pretension, pretentiousness; garrulity, garrulousness, verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordiness





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