Bombastic

  • 1 bombastic — BOMBÁSTIC, Ă, bombastici, ce, adj. (Despre vorbe, stil etc.; adesea adverbial) Umflat, emfatic, pretenţios. – Din germ. bombastisch. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Bombastic ≠ abscons, simplu, sobru Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 Bombastic — 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. [1913 Webster] A theatrical, bombastic, windy phraseology. Burke. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 bombastic — (adj.) 1704, inflated, from BOMBAST (Cf. bombast) + IC (Cf. ic). Meaning given to bombastic language is from 1727 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 bombastic — [bäm bas′tik] adj. using or characterized by high sounding but unimportant or meaningless language; pompous; grandiloquent bombastically adv. SYN. BOMBASTIC refers to speech or writing that is pompous and inflated and suggests extravagant verbal… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 bombastic — index flatulent, fustian, grandiose, orotund, pretentious (pompous), prolix, turgid Burton s Legal Thesau …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 bombastic — grandiloquent, magniloquent, *rhetorical, aureate, flowery, euphuistic Analogous words: *inflated, turgid, tumid: verbose, diffuse, *wordy: eloquent, voluble, fluent, articulate, *vocal Contrasted words: temperate, unimpassioned, *sober: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 bombastic — [adj] pompous, grandiloquent aureate, balderdash, big talking*, declamatory, euphuistic, flowery, full of hot air*, fustian, grandiose, highfalutin*, high flown, histrionic, inflated, loudmouthed, magniloquent, orotund, ostentatious, overblown,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 bombastic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ grandiose but with little meaning. DERIVATIVES bombastically adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 bombastic — bombastically, adv. /bom bas tik/, adj. (of speech, writing, etc.) high sounding; high flown; inflated; pretentious. Also, bombastical. [1695 1705; BOMBAST + IC] Syn. pompous, grandiloquent, turgid, florid, grandiose. BOMBASTIC, FLOWERY,… …

    Universalium

  • 10 bombastic — bom|bas|tic [bɔmˈbæstık US ba:m ] adj [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: bombast bombastic language (16 21 centuries), from Old French bombace soft material for filling something , from Medieval Latin bombax cotton ] bombastic language contains long words …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 bombastic — [[t]bɒ̱mbæ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as bombastic, you are criticizing them for trying to impress other people by saying things that sound impressive but have little meaning. He was vain and bombastic. ...the… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 bombastic — bom•bas•tic [[t]bɒmˈbæs tɪk[/t]] adj. (of speech, writing, etc.) pompous; high flown • Etymology: 1695–1705 bom•bas′ti•cal•ly, adv. syn: bombastic, flowery, pretentious all describe a use of language more elaborate than is justified by or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 bombastic — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. pompous, declamatory, grandiloquent, orotund, lofty, inflated, grandiose, rhetorical, high sounding, high flown, fustian, flowery, florid, pretentious, ostentatious, overwrought, overblown, magniloquent, euphuistic,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 bombastic — adjective bombastic language contains long important sounding words that have no real meaning: Pennant s pushy and bombastic manner bombast noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 bombastic — bom|bas|tic [ bam bæstık ] adjective using words that are intended to impress people but do not sound sincere or do not express things very clearly: the bombastic pronouncements of so many politicians …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 bombastic — UK [bɒmˈbæstɪk] / US [bɑmˈbæstɪk] adjective using words that are intended to impress people but do not sound sincere or do not express things very clearly the bombastic pronouncements of so many politicians …

    English dictionary

  • 17 bombastic — adjective Date: 1704 marked by or given to bombast ; pompous, overblown • bombastically adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 bombastic — adjective /bɒmˈbæs.tɪk,bɑmˈbæs.tʰɪk/ a) Pompous or overly wordy. b) High sounding but with little meaning. Syn: blustering, grandiloquent, pompous, verbose, florid, inflated …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 bombastic — Synonyms and related words: Latinate, aureate, awkward, big, bloated, cramped, cumbrous, declamatory, elephantine, euphuistic, extravagant, flatulent, flowery, forced, formal, fustian, gassy, grandiloquent, grandiose, guinde, halting, heavy, high …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 bombástic — adj. m., pl. bombástici; f. sg. bombásticã, pl. bombástice …

    Romanian orthography