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grandiloquent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of grandiloquent

  1. 1 full of fine words and fancy expressions <poets in the 19th century tended to write poetry filled with grandiloquent phrases> Synonyms aureate, florid, flowery, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-flown, high-sounding, magnific, ornate, purple, rhetorical (also rhetoric)Related Words affected, bloated, fancy-pants, grandiose, inflated, pompous, pretentious, stilted; excessive, flattering, fulsome; boastful, bombastic; elevated, eloquent, lofty; bookish, inkhorn, learnedNear Antonyms prosaic, unpoetic; bald, direct, lean, matter-of-fact, plain, plainspoken, simple, spare, stark, straightforward, unadorned; natural, unaffected, unpretentious

  2. 2 marked by the use of impressive-sounding but mostly meaningless words and phrases <at Independence Day celebrations grandiloquent speeches by local politicians are as traditional as fireworks> Synonyms bombastic, flatulent, fustian, gaseous, gassy, rhetorical, 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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