- pertaining to or characterized by declamation.
- merely oratorical or rhetorical; stilted: a pompous, declamatory manner of speech.
Origin of declamatory
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Examples from the Web for declamatory
All written in a similar mode: authoritative, declamatory, distant, dispassionate, impersonal, and (allegedly) neutral.The Dark Side of Wordless Internet Slang
January 18, 2014
Presently his humour changed, and he passed into the declamatory stage.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
He does not move us by declamatory gestures and forced attitudes.
But declamation was not essential to his success, which was to be achieved in anything but a declamatory fashion.
“You are greatly mistaken,” said Lucilia in a declamatory tone.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2
His letters to the "Hereditary bondsmen" were diffuse and declamatory.Bits of Blarney
R. Shelton Mackenzie
- relating to or having the characteristics of a declamation
- merely rhetorical; empty and bombastic
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Word Origin and History for declamatory
1580s, from Latin declamatorius "pertaining to the practice of speaking," from declamatus, past participle of declamare (see declaim).
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