rhodomontade

  • 1 Rhodomontade — Rhod o*mon*tade , n. See {Rodomontade}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 rhodomontade — [räd΄ə mən tād′, rō΄dəmən tād; räd΄ə mən täd′, rō΄də məntäd′] n., adj., vi. archaic sp. of RODOMONTADE …

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  • 3 rhodomontade — noun vain and empty boasting • Syn: ↑braggadocio, ↑bluster, ↑rodomontade • Derivationally related forms: ↑bluster (for: ↑bluster) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 4 rhodomontade — variant of rodomontade …

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  • 5 rhodomontade — /rod euh mon tayd , tahd , meuhn , roh deuh /, n., adj., v., rhodomontaded, rhodomontading. Obs. rodomontade. * * * …

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  • 6 rhodomontade — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun & adjective & verb See rodomontade …

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  • 7 rodomontade — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bluster, pretension, grandiloquence, exaggeration; see bravado . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I also rhodomontade noun An act of boasting: boast, brag, braggadocio, fanfaronade, gasconade, vaunt. Informal: blow1. See PRAISE.… …

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  • 8 rodomontade — also rhodomontade noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from rodomont blusterer, from Italian Rodomonte, character in Orlando Innamorato by Matteo M. Boiardo Date: 1612 1. a bragging speech 2. vain boasting or bluster ; rant …

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  • 9 Rodomontade — od uh muhn TADE; roh duh muhn TAHD is a mass noun meaning boastful talk or behavior. The term is a reference to Rodomonte, a character in Italian Renaissance epic poems Orlando innamorato and its sequel Orlando furioso . [… …

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  • 10 rodomontade — 1. adjective Pretentiously boastful. 2. noun Vain boasting; a rant; pretentious behaviour. Indeed, there is much reason to imagine that there was not the least truth in what Mr Western affirmed, especially as he laid the scene of those impurities …

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  • 11 fustian — n. 1. Bombast, rant, rhodomontade, inflated style, swelling or pompous phraseology. 2. Stuff, nonsense, trash, twaddle, inanity, etc. See balderdash …

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  • 12 rant — I. v. n. Spout, declaim (boisterously), rave (in high sounding phrases), vociferate, mouth, tear a passion to tatters. II. n. Fustian, bombast, rhodomontade, exaggeration, boisterous declamation …

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  • 13 Marlowe, Christopher — (1564 1593)    Dramatist, s. of a shoemaker at Canterbury, where he was b., was ed. at the King s School there, and in 1581 went to Benet s (now Corpus Christi) Coll., Camb., where he graduated B.A. 1583, and M.A. in 1587. Of his life after he… …

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  • 14 boasting — noun speaking of yourself in superlatives • Syn: ↑boast, ↑self praise, ↑jactitation • Derivationally related forms: ↑boast (for: ↑boast) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 15 rod|o|mon|tade — «ROD uh mon TAYD, TAHD», noun, adjective, verb, tad|ed, tad|ing. –n. vain boasting; bragging; blustering talk: »A day it was of boast, swagger, and rodomontade (Washington Irving). –adj. bragging; …

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