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grandiloquent

[ gran-dil-uh-kwuhnt ]
/ grænˈdɪl ə kwənt /
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adjective

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

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Origin of grandiloquent

First recorded in 1585–95; grandiloqu(ence) + -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM grandiloquent

gran·dil·o·quent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for grandiloquent

grandiloquent
/ (ɡrænˈdɪləkwənt) /

adjective

inflated, pompous, or bombastic in style or expression

Derived forms of grandiloquent

grandiloquence, noungrandiloquently, adverb

Word Origin for grandiloquent

C16: from Latin grandiloquus, from grandis great + loquī to speak
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