declamatory

[ dih-klam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ dɪˈklæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

pertaining to or characterized by declamation.
merely oratorical or rhetorical; stilted: a pompous, declamatory manner of speech.

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Origin of declamatory

1575–85; < Latin dēclāmātōrius, equivalent to dēclāmā(re) (see declaim) + -tōrius -tory1

OTHER WORDS FROM declamatory

non·de·clam·a·to·ry, adjectivesu·per·de·clam·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·de·clam·a·to·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for declamatory

declamatory
/ (dɪˈklæmətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

relating to or having the characteristics of a declamation
merely rhetorical; empty and bombastic

Derived forms of declamatory

declamatorily, adverb
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