grandiloquent


grandiloquent

adjective

Definition of GRANDILOQUENT

1
full of fine words and fancy expressions <poets in the 19th century tended to write poetry filled with grandiloquent phrases>
Synonyms aureate, florid, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-flown, high-sounding, magnific, ornate, purple, rhetorical (also rhetoric)
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>
Antonyms unrhetorical

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