magniloquence

  • 1 magniloquence — ⇒MAGNILOQUENCE, subst. fém. Rare. Façon de s exprimer pleine d éclat. Des hommes savants de la province (...) prenaient au sérieux son élévation de ton et sa magniloquence empruntée (SAINTE BEUVE, Caus. lundi, t. 12, 1851 62, p. 221). Prononc.:[… …

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  • 2 Magniloquence — Mag*nil o*quence, n. [L. magniloquentia.] The quality of being magniloquent; pompous discourse; grandiloquence. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 magniloquence — index ardor, bombast, fustian, overstatement, peroration, rhetoric (insincere language) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 magniloquence — (n.) 1620s, from L. magniloquentia elevated language, lofty style; see MAGNILOQUENT (Cf. magniloquent) + ENCE (Cf. ence) …

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  • 5 magniloquence — noun Etymology: Latin magniloquentia, from magniloquus magniloquent, from magnus + loqui to speak Date: circa 1623 the quality or state of being magniloquent …

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  • 6 magniloquence — See magniloquent. * * * …

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  • 7 magniloquence — noun The quality of being magniloquent; pompous discourse; grandiloquence …

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  • 8 magniloquence — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pomposity, bombast, grandiloquence; see eloquence 1 , nonsense 1 , speech 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Pretentious, pompous speech or writing: bombast, claptrap, fustian, grandiloquence, orotun dity, rant, turgidity.… …

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  • 9 magniloquence — mag·nil·o·quence || mæg nɪlÉ™kwÉ™ns n. use of lofty and grandiose words, bombastic style of speech, grandiloquence; boastfulness …

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  • 10 magniloquence — n. Bombast, grandiloquence, turgidity, inflation, fustian, flourish, pompous language …

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  • 11 magniloquence — n bombast, fustian, pomposity, orotundity; grandiloquence, high soundingness, pretentiousness, grandiosity, A rchaic. magnisonance; tur gidity, tumidity, tumescence; boastfulness, braggadocio, fanfaronade, gasconade; (all of speech) vanity, pride …

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  • 12 magniloquence — mag·nil·o·quence …

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  • 13 magniloquence — noun high flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation the grandiosity of his prose an excessive ornateness of language • Syn: ↑grandiosity, ↑ornateness, ↑grandiloquence, ↑rhetoric • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 14 magniloquent — magniloquence, n. magniloquently, adv. /mag nil euh kweuhnt/, adj. speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful. [1650 60; back formation from L magniloquentia elevated language, equiv. to magniloqu(us)… …

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  • 15 bombast — bombast, rhapsody, rant, fustian, rodomontade all designate a style of speech or writing characterized by high flown pomposity or pretentiousness of language disproportionate to the thought or subject matter. All of them are derogatory in some… …

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  • 16 magniloquent — [mag nil′ə kwənt] adj. [prob. back form. < magniloquence < L magniloquentia < magniloquus, speaking in a lofty style < magnus, great (see MAGNI ) + loqui, to speak] 1. lofty, pompous, or grandiose in speech or style of expression 2.… …

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  • 17 grandiloquence — noun high flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation the grandiosity of his prose an excessive ornateness of language • Syn: ↑grandiosity, ↑magniloquence, ↑ornateness, ↑rhetoric • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 18 grandiosity — noun high flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation the grandiosity of his prose an excessive ornateness of language • Syn: ↑magniloquence, ↑ornateness, ↑grandiloquence, ↑rhetoric • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 19 ornateness — noun 1. an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated • Syn: ↑elaborateness • Derivationally related forms: ↑elaborate (for: ↑elaborateness) • Hypernyms: ↑appear …

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  • 20 magniloquent — adjective Etymology: back formation from magniloquence Date: 1640 speaking in or characterized by a high flown often bombastic style or manner < magniloquent boasts > • magniloquently adverb …

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