bombastic

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18th century, from bombast (padding, stuffing).

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bombastic (comparative more bombastic, superlative most bombastic)

  1. (of a person, their language or writing) showy in speech and given to using flowery or elaborate terms; grandiloquent; pompous
  2. High-sounding but with little meaning.
  3. (archaic) Inflated, overfilled.

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  • (pompous or overly wordy): For semantic relationships of this sense, see concise in the Thesaurus.

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