Sunday, April 05, 2009
Definitions for grandiloquent
- Lofty in style; pompous; bombastic.
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Citations for grandiloquent
He became more than usually grandiloquent as if to make up for the years of silence with words of gold.
The more grandiloquent and picturesque the language the greater the distance at which he keeps you.
Origin of grandiloquent
Grandiloquent comes from Latin grandiloquus, from grandis, "grand" + loqui, "to speak." The noun form is grandiloquence.