A Word A Day : Grandiloquent

Word of 12th May 2007: A Word A Day-Grandiloquent


( Adjective )

Grandiloquent (gran DIL uh kwunt): pompous, using a lot of big, fancy words in an attempt to sound impressive.

The president's speech was grandiloquent rather than eloquent. There were some six-dollar words and some impressive phrases, but he really had nothing to say.

The new minister's grandiloquence got him in trouble with deacons who wanted him to be more restrained in his sermons.

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