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grandiloquent

gran·dil·o·quent

grandiloquent

 
 
pronunciation:
graen dI l kwnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: speaking or expressed in a pretentious, pompous, or excessively ornate fashion.
The principal was particularly grandiloquent in his address to the assembly today, and I noticed even a few faculty members rolling their eyes.
antonyms:
understated, well-spoken
similar words:
ornate, orotund
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derivation: grandiloquently (adv.)