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Wordnet 3.0


1. ostentatiously lofty in style;
- Example: "a man given to large talk"
- Example: "tumid political prose"
[syn: bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bombastic \Bom*bas"tic\ (b[o^]m*b[.a]s"t[i^]k or b[u^]m*b[.a]s"t[i^]k), Bombastical \Bom*bas"tic*al\, a. Characterized by bombast; high-sounding; inflated. -- Bom*bas"tic*al*ly, adv. [1913 Webster] A theatrical, bombastic, windy phraseology. --Burke. [1913 Webster] Syn: Turgid; tumid; pompous; grandiloquent. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bombastic adj 1: ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose" [syn: bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "bombastic": Latinate, aureate, awkward, big, bloated, cramped, cumbrous, declamatory, elephantine, euphuistic, extravagant, flatulent, flowery, forced, formal, fustian, gassy, grandiloquent, grandiose, guinde, halting, heavy, high-flown, high-swelling, highfalutin, highfaluting, inflated, inkhorn, labored, leaden, lumbering, magniloquent, mouthy, overblown, pompous, ponderous, pontifical, pretentious, self-important, sesquipedalian, solemn, sonorous, stiff, stilted, stuffy, swollen, tall, tumescent, tumid, turgescent, turgid, unwieldy, windy