Tuesday, October 26, 2004
rodomontade noun [rod-uh-mon-TEYD, -TAHD, -muh n-, roh-duh-] vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.
Definitions for rodomontade
- vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.
- to boast; brag; talk big.
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Citations for rodomontade
"The sloop I have the honour to command is always ready to put to sea," said Clonfert. That was mere rodomontade: no ship was always ready to put to sea unless she never used up any water, stores, powder or shot …
She knows what she's about; but he, poor fool, deludes himself with the notion that she'll make him a good wife, and because she has amused him with some rodomontade about despising rank and wealth in matters of love and marriage, he flatters himself that she's devotedly attached to him…