Synonyms and Antonyms of bombast
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 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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