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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. pompous or pretentious talk or writing;
[syn: bombast, fustian, rant, claptrap, blah]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bombast \Bom"bast\ (b[o^]m"b[.a]st or b[u^]m"b[.a]st; 277), n. [OF. bombace cotton, LL. bombax cotton, bombasium a doublet of cotton; hence, padding, wadding, fustian. See Bombazine.] 1. Originally, cotton, or cotton wool. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A candle with a wick of bombast. --Lupton. [1913 Webster] 2. Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] How now, my sweet creature of bombast! --Shak. [1913 Webster] Doublets, stuffed with four, five, or six pounds of bombast at least. --Stubbes. [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.: High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion; fustian. [1913 Webster] Yet noisy bombast carefully avoid. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bombast \Bom"bast\, a. High-sounding; inflated; big without meaning; magniloquent; bombastic. [1913 Webster] [He] evades them with a bombast circumstance, Horribly stuffed with epithets of war. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Nor a tall metaphor in bombast way. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bombast \Bom*bast"\ (b[o^]m*b[.a]st" or b[u^]m*b[.a]st"), v. t. To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Not bombasted with words vain ticklish ears to feed. --Drayton. [1913 Webster] Bombastic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bombast n 1: pompous or pretentious talk or writing [syn: bombast, fustian, rant, claptrap, blah]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "bombast": absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble-babble, blabber, blather, bluster, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombastry, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, bravado, claptrap, conceit, double-talk, drivel, drool, fanfaronade, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flatulence, flummery, folderol, fudge, fustian, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gasconade, gasconism, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gobbledygook, grandiloquence, heroics, highfalutin, hocus-pocus, hot air, humbug, jabber, jactation, jactitation, jargon, lexiphanicism, magniloquence, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, orotundity, pack of nonsense, palaver, prate, prattle, puffery, pyrotechnics, rant, rhapsody, rhetoric, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, sesquipedality, show, side, skimble-skamble, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, swagger, trash, trumpery, tumidity, turgidity, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vanity, vaporing, vaunt, vauntery, vaunting, waffling