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Meaning of BOMBASTIC

Pronunciation:  bâm'bastik

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"

BOMBASTIC is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: declamatory, large, orotund, rhetorical, tumid, turgid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bom*bas"tic\ (b[o^]m*b[.a]s"t[i^]k or
b[u^]m*b[.a]s"t[i^]k), Bombastical \Bom*bas"tic*al\, a.
Characterized by bombast; high-sounding; inflated. --
{Bom*bas"tic*al*ly}, adv.

      A theatrical, bombastic, windy phraseology. --Burke.

Syn: Turgid; tumid; pompous; grandiloquent.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aureate, awkward, big, bloated, cramped, cumbrous, declamatory, elephantine, euphuistic, extravagant, flatulent, flowery, forced, formal, fustian, gassy, grandiloquent, grandiose, guinde, halting, heavy, highfalutin, highfaluting, high-flown, high-swelling, inflated, inkhorn, labored, Latinate, leaden, lumbering, magniloquent, mouthy, overblown, pompous, ponderous, pontifical, pretentious, self-important, sesquipedalian, solemn, sonorous, stiff, stilted, stuffy, swollen, tall, tumescent, tumid, turgescent, turgid, unwieldy, windy