- speaking or expressed in a lofty style, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic.
Origin of grandiloquent
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Antonyms for grandiloquent
Related Words for grandiloquentaureate, bombastic, declamatory, fustian, high-flown, histrionic, inflated, magniloquent, oratorical, orotund, overblown, pompous, purple, rhetorical, sonorous, swollen, verbose, windbag, windy
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Contemporary Examples of grandiloquent
Yet a moment like this seems so overblown, so grandiloquent, and so self-consciously heroic that it simply stuns me.The Hinge of War: Michael Gorra on the Civil War’s Turning Point
May 13, 2013
And then there was the grandiloquent Republican leader Everett Dirksen.This Isn’t Obama’s Malaise, It’s GOP Intransigence
May 3, 2013
A celebrity whose egocentric and grandiloquent pronouncements reveal a potentially dangerous person in serious need of help?Charlie Sheen: Stop Putting Him on TV!
March 1, 2011
Note as well their wily use of the word "stuff"—a bit of vernacular so the message doesn't get too grandiloquent.De Beers: Diamonds Are a Recession's Best Friend
December 6, 2008
Historical Examples of grandiloquent
Why I have known the weather in this grandiloquent condition for a whole day.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
"That was quite true, dad," he remarked with a grandiloquent air.The New Tenant
E. Phillips Oppenheim
This grandiloquent decree destroyed the effect of the armament.The Political History of England - Vol. X.
The tone with which he addressed me was deliberate and grandiloquent.Tenting on the Plains
Elizabeth B. Custer
These grandiloquent harangues of mercy and advice disgust me.In the Name of Liberty
- inflated, pompous, or bombastic in style or expression
Word Origin for grandiloquent
1590s, probably a back-formation from grandiloquence. Related: Grandiloquently.