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bombastic

adjective

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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

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The first known use of bombastic was in 1660

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“Bombastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bombastic. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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