Bombastry
Bombastry Bom"bast*ry, n. Swelling words without much meaning; bombastic language; fustian. [1913 Webster]

Bombastry and buffoonery, by nature lofty and light, soar highest of all. --Swift. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bombastry — noun ( es) obsolete : bombast …   Useful english dictionary

  • fustian — I adjective bombastic, declamatory, flatulent, gausape, grandiloquent, grandiose, high flown, high sounding, inflated, mouthy, orotund, pompous, pretentious, ranting, swollen, tumid, turgid II noun affectation, altiloquence, bombast, bombastic… …   Law dictionary

  • balderdash — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, bibble babble, bilge, blabber, blather, bombast, bombastry, bosh, bushwa, claptrap, double talk, drivel, drool, eyewash, fiddle faddle, fiddledeedee, flummery, folderol, fudge …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bombast — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble babble, blabber, blather, bluster, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombastry, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, bravado, claptrap, conceit, double… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fustian — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble babble, blabber, blather, bombast, bombastic, bombastry, claptrap, double talk, drivel, drool, fiddle faddle, fiddledeedee, flatulent, flummery, folderol,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gobbledygook — Synonyms and related words: Aesopian language, Babel, Greek, Washingtonese, absurdity, amphigory, argot, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble babble, blabber, blather, bombast, bombastry, bull, bunkum, cant, cipher, claptrap, code, cryptogram,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hot air — Synonyms and related words: babble, babblement, balderdash, baloney, bavardage, bibble babble, big talk, bilge, blab, blabber, blah, blah blah, blather, blether, blethers, bombast, bombastry, bop, bosh, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, cackle,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rant — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, act, amphigory, assault, attack, babble, babblement, balderdash, barbarize, batter, bawl out, be angry, be excitable, be insane, be livid, be pissed, bellow, berate, bibble babble, blabber, blather, blow a… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rodomontade — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble babble, blabber, blather, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, blustering, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombast, bombastry, brag, braggadocio, braggartism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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