bloviate

Definition of bloviate

blo´vi`ate   Pronunciation: blō´vĭ`āt
v. i.1.To orate pompously; - used especially of politicians and news commentators.
[imp. & p. p. bloviated (blō"vĭ*ā*tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. bloviating (blō"vĭ*ā*tĭng).]
"We've had almost three weeks of lawyers bloviating about what the facts in the case are," Mr. Rogan said. "Wouldn't it be easier to bring the witnesses?"
- Quoted by Eric Schmitt in The New York Times, Jan 22, 1999, p. A15.

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