magniloquent

[ mag-nil-uh-kwuh nt ]
/ mægˈnɪl ə kwənt /

adjective

speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful.

Origin of magniloquent

1650–60; back formation from Latin magniloquentia elevated language, equivalent to magniloqu(us) speaking grandly (magni- magni- + loqu(ī) to speak + -us adj. suffix) + -entia -ence

Related forms

mag·nil·o·quence, nounmag·nil·o·quent·ly, adverb
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magniloquent

/ (mæɡˈnɪləkwənt) /

adjective

(of speech) lofty in style; grandiloquent

Derived Forms

magniloquence, nounmagniloquently, adverb

Word Origin for magniloquent

C17: from Latin magnus great + loquī to speak
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