Grandiloquence

Definition of Grandiloquence

Gran`dil´o`quence
n.1.The use of lofty words or phrases; bombast; - usually in a bad sense.
The sin of grandiloquence or tall talking.
- Thackeray,

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affectation, aggrandizement, amplification, ballyhoo, big talk, blowing up, burlesque, caricature, command of language, dilatation, dilation, enhancement, enlargement, exaggerating, exaggeration, excess, exorbitance, expansion, expression of ideas, extravagance, extreme, fashion, feeling for words, form of speech, grace of expression, hard word, heightening, huckstering, hyperbole, hyperbolism, inflation, inordinacy, jawbreaker, lexiphanicism, literary style, long word, magnification, manner, manner of speaking, mannerism, mode, mode of expression, orotundity, overemphasis, overestimation, overkill, overstatement, peculiarity, personal style, polysyllable, pomposity, pompousness, pontificality, pontification, prodigality, profuseness, puffery, puffing up, rhetoric, self-importance, sensationalism, sense of language, sesquipedalian, strain, stretching, stuffiness, style, stylistic analysis, stylistics, superlative, tall talk, the grand style, the plain style, the sublime, touting, travesty, trick, turgidity, vein, way
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