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orotund

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of orotund

  1. 1 marked by conspicuously full and rich sounds or tones the tenor's orotund voice was just what this soaring aria needs Synonyms of orotund golden, resonant, plangent, resounding, reverberant, reverberating, reverberative, ringing, rotund, round, sonorous, vibrantWords Related to orotund deep, full, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellow, plummy, rich; loud, powerful, stentorian, thundering, thunderousNear Antonyms of orotund cavernous, hollow; faint, low, murmurous, muted, smothered, soft, weak; thin, tinny

  2. 2 marked by the use of impressive-sounding but mostly meaningless words and phrases a master of the orotund prose that is favored by academic journals of literary criticism Synonyms of orotund bombastic, flatulent, fustian, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, oratorical, rhetorical, windyWords Related to orotund 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 of orotund eloquent, well-spoken; bald, direct, matter-of-fact, plain, plainspoken, simple, stark, straightforward, unadorned, unaffected, unpretentiousAntonyms of orotund unrhetorical

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