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oratorical

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of oratorical

  1. marked by the use of impressive-sounding but mostly meaningless words and phrases <a speech that was an oratorical endorsement of the value of education but one that refused to call for greater spending on education> Synonyms bombastic, flatulent, fustian, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, rhetorical, 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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