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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Boastful. Speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous.

Usage examples (35)
  • It was difficult to listen to the magniloquent speaker especially after finding out that the gift was rescinded.
  • MACDONALD is magniloquent, perhaps a bit thrasonical;
  • You will find men who are very turgid and magniloquent at five-and-thirty, at forty, at fifty.
  • The Germans in front of our Division were so cowed by our magniloquent display of gunnery that they have remained moderately quiet ever since. for more
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