magniloquent

  • 1 Magniloquent — Mag*nil o*quent, a. [L. magnus great + loquens, entis, p. pr. of loqui to speak. See {Magnitude}, {Loquacious}.] Speaking pompously; using swelling discourse; bombastic; tumid in style; grandiloquent. {Mag*nil o*quent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 magniloquent — index grandiose, inflated (bombastic), orotund, sesquipedalian, turgid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 magniloquent — (adj.) 1650s, a back formation from magniloquence, or else from L. magniloquentia lofty style of language, from magniloquus pompous in talk, vaunting, boastful, from comb. form of magnus great (see MAGNATE (Cf. magnate)) + loquus speaking, from… …

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  • 4 magniloquent — grandiloquent, aureate, flowery, *rhetorical, euphuistic, bombastic Analogous words: turgid, tumid, inflated, flatulent: theatrical, histrionic, melodramatic, *dramatic …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 magniloquent — [mag nil′ə kwənt] adj. [prob. back form. < magniloquence < L magniloquentia < magniloquus, speaking in a lofty style < magnus, great (see MAGNI ) + loqui, to speak] 1. lofty, pompous, or grandiose in speech or style of expression 2.… …

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  • 6 magniloquent — adjective Etymology: back formation from magniloquence Date: 1640 speaking in or characterized by a high flown often bombastic style or manner < magniloquent boasts > • magniloquently adverb …

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  • 7 magniloquent — magniloquence, n. magniloquently, adv. /mag nil euh kweuhnt/, adj. speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful. [1650 60; back formation from L magniloquentia elevated language, equiv. to magniloqu(us)… …

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  • 8 magniloquent — adjective Speaking pompously; using swelling discourse; bombastic; tumid in style; grandiloquent. Syn: fustian, lexiphanic …

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  • 9 magniloquent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. pompous, boastful, bombastic. See boasting. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style: aureate, bombastic, declamatory, flowery,… …

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  • 10 magniloquent — speaking in a grand or pompous style Styles of Speech …

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  • 11 magniloquent — mag nil·o·quent || mæg nɪlÉ™kwÉ™nt adj. bombastic, grandiloquent; boastful …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 magniloquent — [mag nɪləkwənt] adjective using high flown or bombastic language. Derivatives magniloquence noun magniloquently adverb …

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  • 13 magniloquent — a. Grandiloquent, tumid, bombastic, inflated, swelling, declamatory, turgid, pompous, stilted, high flowing, high flown …

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  • 14 magniloquent — adj pompous, bombastic, fustian, orotund; grandiloquent, high sounding, high flown, Inf. highfalutin, pretentious, stilted, grandiose, Archaic. magnisonant; turgid, tumid, inflated, puffed up; boastful, thrasonical, bragging, braggart, crowing,… …

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  • 15 magniloquent — mag·nil·o·quent …

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  • 16 magniloquent — mag•nil•o•quent [[t]mægˈnɪl ə kwənt[/t]] adj. speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; bombastic • Etymology: 1650–60; < L magniloquentia elevated language mag•nil′o•quence, n. mag•nil′o•quent•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 magniloquent — Speaking pompously or in a high flown manner …

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  • 18 magniloquent — /mægˈnɪləkwənt/ (say mag niluhkwuhnt) adjective speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style. {Latin magniloquus + ent} –magniloquence, noun –magniloquently, adverb …

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  • 19 magniloquent —   a. using high flown language; bombastic.    ♦ magniloqence, n …

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  • 20 magniloquent — adj. 1 grand or grandiose in speech. 2 boastful. Derivatives: magniloquence n. magniloquently adv. Etymology: L magniloquus f. magnus great + loquus speaking …

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