speaking or expressed in a lofty style, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic.

Origin of grandiloquent

First recorded in 1585–95; grandiloqu(ence) + -ent
Related formsgran·dil·o·quent·ly, adverb

Synonyms for grandiloquent

Antonyms for grandiloquent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for grandiloquent

Contemporary Examples of grandiloquent

Historical Examples of grandiloquent

British Dictionary definitions for grandiloquent



inflated, pompous, or bombastic in style or expression
Derived Formsgrandiloquence, noungrandiloquently, adverb

Word Origin for grandiloquent

C16: from Latin grandiloquus, from grandis great + loquī to speak
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for grandiloquent

1590s, probably a back-formation from grandiloquence. Related: Grandiloquently.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper