magniloquent

magniloquent

[mag-nil-uh-kwuhnt]
adjective
speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful.

Origin:
1650–60; back formation from Latin magniloquentia elevated language, equivalent to magniloqu(us) speaking grandly (magni- magni- + loqu(ī) to speak + -us adj. suffix) + -entia -ence

magniloquence, noun
magniloquently, adverb
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magniloquent (mæɡˈnɪləkwənt)
 
adj
(of speech) lofty in style; grandiloquent
 
[C17: from Latin magnus great + loquī to speak]
 
mag'niloquence
 
n
 
mag'niloquently
 
adv

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magniloquent
1650s, from L. magniloquus (see magniloquence).
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