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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:

Declamatory \De*clam"a*to*ry\, a. [L. declamatorius: cf. F. d['e]clamatoire.] 1. Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by rhetorical display; pretentiously rhetorical; without solid sense or argument; bombastic; noisy; as, a declamatory way or style. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

declamatory 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, tortuous