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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Presumably Tatyana's register, in French at least, might have included some three- or four-syllable words, even some imported grandiloquence.
Rather notably though, for all the fatalism of circumstances described, these practical Native accounts of the past manage to evade the pitfalls of victimization and grandiloquence, which they criticize as characteristic of epic, non-Aboriginal accounts of the past.
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.
She immediately deflates his grandiloquence, stating, "[a] mi ni me mueven promesas, ni me desmoronan dadivas, ni me inclinan sumisiones, ni me espantan finezas enamoradas" (1:85).
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.
A cela s'ajoute la strategie la plus frequemment denoncee par les polemistes, celle du debat piege dans lequel la position heterodoxe (souvent attribue a un tiers mysterieux, un juif ou >> l'athee d'Amsterdam >>), est contree par des arguments orthodoxes soutenus avec grandiloquence, mais peu convaincants.
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.
de Mille's films, a director that for Borges represented the paradigm of an empty grandiloquence.
40) With his customary grandiloquence, Villepin declared that Sarkozy has stained the French flag with shame.
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.