grandiloquent

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. grandfather's clock,
  2. grandfatherly,
  3. grandgent,
  4. grandiflora,
  5. grandiloquence,
  6. grandiose,
  7. grandiosity,
  8. grandioso,
  9. grandkid,
  10. grandly

Origin of grandiloquent

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

Related formsgran·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 Formsgrandiloquence, noungrandiloquently, adverb

Word Origin for grandiloquent

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

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