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grandiloquence

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Synonyms and Antonyms of grandiloquence

  1. 1 boastful speech or writing <a heavyweight champion who was famous for his entertaining grandiloquence prior to every match> Synonyms bluster, brag, braggadocio, bull [slang], cockalorum, fanfaronade, gas, gasconade, bombast, 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. 2 language that is impressive-sounding but not meaningful or sincere <the predictably wearisome grandiloquence of the speeches at a political convention> Synonyms bombast, fustian, gas, rhetoric, 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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