1. [syn: bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Declamatory \De*clam"a*to*ry\, a. [L. declamatorius: cf. F.
1. Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a
rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme.
2. Characterized by rhetorical display; pretentiously
rhetorical; without solid sense or argument; bombastic;
noisy; as, a declamatory way or style.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "declamatory":
Gongoresque, Johnsonian, affected, aureate, bedizened,
big-sounding, bombastic, convoluted, elevated, elocutionary,
eloquent, euphuistic, flamboyant, flaming, flashy, flaunting,
flowery, forensic, fulsome, garish, gaudy, grandiloquent,
grandiose, grandisonant, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying,
high-sounding, highfalutin, inkhorn, labyrinthine, lexiphanic,
lofty, lurid, magniloquent, meretricious, oratorical, orotund,
ostentatious, overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved, overwrought,
pedantic, pompous, pretentious, rhetorical, sensational,
sensationalistic, sententious, showy, sonorous, stilted, tall,