vaniloquent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vaniloquens

Adjective[edit]

vaniloquent (comparative more vaniloquent, superlative most vaniloquent)

  1. Talking in a vain or foolish way
    • 1910, Gustavus Myers, History of the great American fortunes[1]:
      The boards of trade and chambers of commerce were largely made up of men who, while assuming the most vaniloquent pretensions, were themselves malodorous with fraud.
    • 1977, Willy Peremans, Historiographia antiqua[2]:
      Carthage too was in the hands of the vaniloquent and extravagant Hasdrubal, gross in appearance and utterly callous.

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