- speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful.
Origin of magniloquent
Examples from the Web for magniloquent
Contemporary Examples of magniloquent
He would be a terrifying presence: a magniloquent, more than slightly mad, extremely charming monster.Remembering Gore Vidal: He Was a Mortal After All
August 1, 2012
Historical Examples of magniloquent
These last words were pronounced with an accent of the most magniloquent solemnity.Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
Rather a magniloquent term, perhaps, but what else am I to say?Anna the Adventuress
E. Phillips Oppenheim
He has rather too magniloquent a style both of acting and singing, but is a very agreeable artist.
Which is rather what one ventured to surmise in print at the time, despite the magniloquent Russian communiqués.The Red Battle Flyer
Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
Then in magniloquent terms he discoursed about the meanness of making such a base concession.Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4)
- (of speech) lofty in style; grandiloquent