grandiloquent

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From Middle French grandiloquent, from Latin grandiloquus, from grandis(great, full) + loquēns, present participle of loquor(I speak). Compare eloquent.

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grandiloquent ‎(comparative more grandiloquent, superlative most grandiloquent)

  1. (of a person, their language or writing) given to using language in a showy way by using an excessive amount of difficult words to impress others; bombastic; turgid

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grandiloquent m ‎(feminine singular grandiloquente, masculine plural grandiloquents, feminine plural grandiloquentes)

  1. grandiloquent

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