bombastic
[ bom-bas-tik ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Latin (denoting raw cotton or cotton wool used as padding, later used figuratively): from Old French bombace, from medieval Latin bombax, bombac-, alteration of bombyx ‘silkworm’
Synonyms
  • grandiose
  • overblown
Antonyms
  • humble
  • quiet
Definition
high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious
Example
The Prince was bombastic in his delivery to his court.
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