grandiloquence

  • 1 grandiloquence — [ grɑ̃dilɔkɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1544, repris 1859; lat. grandiloquus, de grandis « sublime » et loqui « parler », d apr. éloquence ♦ Éloquence ou style affecté, qui abuse des grands mots et des effets faciles. ⇒ emphase. « la grandiloquence et l excès… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Grandiloquence — is speech or writing marked by pompous or bombastic diction. [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/grandiloquence Dictionary.com Grandiloquence] ] It is a combination of Latin word grandis (great) and loqui (to speak). [… …

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  • 3 Grandiloquence — Gran*dil o*quence, n. The use of lofty words or phrases; bombast; usually in a bad sense. [1913 Webster] The sin of grandiloquence or tall talking. Thackeray, [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 grandiloquence — index bombast, declamation, peroration, rhetoric (insincere language) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 grandiloquence — 1580s, from L. grandiloquentia, from grandiloquus using lofty speech, bombastic, from grandis big (see GRAND (Cf. grand) (adj.)) + loquus speaking, from loqui to speak (see LOCUTION (Cf. locution)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 grandiloquence — (entrée créée par le supplément) (gran di lo kan s ) s. f. Parole pompeuse. •   Je crois que c est vous mêmes, messieurs, qui vous mystifiez par votre fausse métaphysique et votre grandiloquence, PROUDHON les Majorats littéraires, p. 14, Paris,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 grandiloquence — grandiloquent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner. DERIVATIVES grandiloquence noun grandiloquently adverb. ORIGIN Latin grandiloquus grand speaking …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 grandiloquence — noun Etymology: probably from Middle French, from Latin grandiloquus using lofty language, from grandis + loqui to speak Date: 1589 a lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 GRANDILOQUENCE — n. f. Abus des grands mots dans le discours, éloquence boursouflée …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 10 grandiloquence — /gran dil euh kweuhns/, n. speech that is lofty in tone, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic. [1580 90; < L grandiloqu(us) speaking loftily (grandi(s) great + loquus speaking) + ENCE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 grandiloquence — noun lofty, pompous or bombastic speech or writing See Also: grandiloquent …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 grandiloquence — Synonyms and related words: affectation, aggrandizement, amplification, ballyhoo, big talk, blowing up, burlesque, caricature, command of language, dilatation, dilation, enhancement, enlargement, exaggerating, exaggeration, excess, exorbitance,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 grandiloquence — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Pretentious, pompous speech or writing: bombast, claptrap, fustian, magniloquence, orotun dity, rant, turgidity. See PLAIN, STYLE, WORDS …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 grandiloquence —  not eloquence, for inflated speech …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 15 grandiloquence —    not eloquence, for inflated speech …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 16 grandiloquence — gran·dil·o·quence || græn dɪlÉ™kwÉ™ns n. fancy or impressive style of speech or writing …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 grandiloquence — n. Bombast, fustian, turgidity, lofty language, high sounding words, lofty style of speech, high flown language, altiloquence …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 grandiloquence — n bombast, grandiosity, pomposity; lofty language, fustian, euphuism, Johnsonese. See bombast …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 grandiloquence — gran·dil·o·quence …

    English syllables

  • 20 grandiloquence — See: grandiloquent …

    English dictionary