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Synonyms and Antonyms of bombastic

  1. marked by the use of impressive-sounding but mostly meaningless words and phrases <a bombastic speech intended to impress the voters in her congressional district> Synonyms rhetorical, flatulent, fustian, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, oratorical, orotund, windyRelated Words bloated, elevated, florid, flowery, grandiose, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-flown, high-sounding, inflated, lofty, ornate, pompous, pontifical, pretentious, stilted, tumid, turgid; overdone, verbose, wordyNear Antonyms eloquent, well-spoken; bald, direct, matter-of-fact, plain, plainspoken, simple, stark, straightforward, unadorned, unaffected, unpretentiousAntonyms unrhetorical

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