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declamatory

[dih-klam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈklæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characterized by declamation.
2.
merely oratorical or rhetorical; stilted:
a pompous, declamatory manner of speech.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Latin dēclāmātōrius, equivalent to dēclāmā(re) (see declaim) + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
nondeclamatory, adjective
superdeclamatory, adjective
undeclamatory, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un declamatory

declamatory

/dɪˈklæmətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
relating to or having the characteristics of a declamation
2.
merely rhetorical; empty and bombastic
Derived Forms
declamatorily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un declamatory

declamatory

adj.

1580s, from Latin declamatorius "pertaining to the practice of speaking," from declamatus, past participle of declamare (see declaim).

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