• Pompous, grandiloquent, turgid, florid, grandiose. Bombastic, flowery, pretentious, verbose all describe a use or a user of language more elaborate than is justified by or appropriate to the content being expressed.
• Bombastic suggests language with a theatricality or staginess of style far too powerful or declamatory for the meaning or sentiment being expressed.
...a bombastic sermon on the evils of cardplaying.
• Flowery describes language filled with extravagant images and ornate expressions: a flowery eulogy.
• Pretentious refers specifically to language that is purposely inflated in an effort to impress: a pretentious essay designed to demonstrate one's sophistication.
• Verbose characterizes utterances or speakers that use more words than necessary to express an idea: a verbose speech, speaker.
• Grandiloquent means lofty in style, pompous, or bombastic.
• Magniloquent means lofty and extravagant in speech.
• His speeches are outbursts of incredible arrogance, equally powerful and bombastic.
• The writer's bombastic, pompous style was a real turn-off for me.
• bombast : Noun
• bombaster : Noun
• bombastically : Adverb
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