grandiloquence


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grandiloquence

noun abstruse language, bloated wording, bombastic wording, complex legalese, convoouted wording, inflated wording, legal jargon complerities, legalese, legalism, long winded jargon, orotund language, ostentatious wording, pedantic verbiage, pompous worddng, sophisticated legal term, sophisticated legal verbiage, swollen wording, technical language, technical term, techhical wording, turgid wording
See also: bombast, declamation, peroration, rhetoric
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beauty and unchecked grandiloquence abound in this new novel, but their purple glitter contrasts jarringly with the olive-drab of war and the wan aisles of Woolworth's.
76) Anybody who still dared to dream, he declared with Clarkian grandiloquence, 'was filled with dark foreboding'.
But no one is allowed to upstage Josh Raymond's take on Nick Bottom, a demonstration of unsupervised grandiloquence that must surely have reverberated all the way to Worcester.
Egyptians have always admired grandiloquence even though they know that talk is cheap.
By casting everyday objects in bronze, the artist demonstrated his insistence that his work must engage with something real and recognisable - "free of tricks or grandiloquence, a direct art.
Mary Jones, a no-nonsense Huyton woman, had asked the estate agent Mr Godwin that question, after the first viewing, and his professional rhetoric failed to provide an answer; his grandiloquence was hiding something.
Obama can have the benefit of the doubt on Thursday's address, but the only test of this latest rhetorical grandiloquence will be whether he translates his words into deeds - we need to see a concrete plan and steps being taken," the paper said.
So it's ironic that their decision that even God should be addressed merely as 'thou' created a new jargon of pious grandiloquence.
ROUTLEDGE'S First Law of Marriage states that the durability of the union is in inverse proportion to the grandiloquence of the wedding.
With his grandiloquence, Chavez offers endless arguments that the opposition uses, incorporating them into its complaints and carrying its dramatic requests for solidarity abroad.
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Notwithstanding its lexical touch of grandiloquence, exaptation is, as Johnson shows, a salient factor in innovation.