Bombastical
Bombastic Bom*bas"tic (b[o^]m*b[.a]s"t[i^]k or b[u^]m*b[.a]s"t[i^]k), Bombastical Bom*bas"tic*al, a. Characterized by bombast; high-sounding; inflated. -- {Bom*bas"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

A theatrical, bombastic, windy phraseology. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Turgid; tumid; pompous; grandiloquent. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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