bloviated
bloviate lo"vi*ate (bl[=o]"v[i^]*[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {bloviated} (bl[=o]"v[i^]*[=a]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {bloviating} (bl[=o]"v[i^]*[=a]*t[i^]ng).] To orate pompously; -- used especially of politicians and news commentators. --Frank Rich (N. Y. Times Jan. 6, 1999, p. A23) -- {blo"vi*a*tor}, n. -- {blo"vi*a*tion}, n. [PJC]

``We've had almost three weeks of lawyers bloviating about what the facts in the case are,'' Mr. Rogan said. ``Wouldn't it be easier to bring the witnesses?'' --Quoted by Eric Schmitt in (The New York Times), Jan 22, 1999, p. A15.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bloviated — v. talk a lot, chatter, prattle, blow hot air (slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bloviate — lo vi*ate (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {bloviated} (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {bloviating} (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]*t[i^]ng).] To orate pompously; used especially of politicians and news commentators. Frank Rich (N. Y.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloviating — bloviate lo vi*ate (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {bloviated} (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {bloviating} (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]*t[i^]ng).] To orate pompously; used especially of politicians and news commentators. Frank Rich… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloviation — bloviate lo vi*ate (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {bloviated} (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {bloviating} (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]*t[i^]ng).] To orate pompously; used especially of politicians and news commentators. Frank Rich… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloviator — bloviate lo vi*ate (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {bloviated} (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {bloviating} (bl[=o] v[i^]*[=a]*t[i^]ng).] To orate pompously; used especially of politicians and news commentators. Frank Rich… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloviate — /bloh vee ayt /, v.i., bloviated, bloviating. to speak pompously. [Amer.; pseudo L alter. of BLOW to boast; pop. by W. G. HARDING] * * * …   Universalium

  • bloviate — /ˈbloʊvieɪt/ (say blohveeayt) verb (i) (bloviated, bloviating) Chiefly US to speak pompously and excessively. {US Colloquial blow to boast + psuedo Latin viate; popularised by US President Warren G Harding in the 1920s} –bloviater, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • bloviate — ☆ bloviate [blō′vē āt΄ ] vi. bloviated, bloviating [< ?] to speak at some length bombastically or rhetorically bloviation n …   English World dictionary

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