rodomontade

  • 1 rodomontade — [ rɔdɔmɔ̃tad ] n. f. • 1587; de rodomont ♦ Action, propos d un rodomont. ⇒ bravade, fanfaronnade, vantardise. « Les chefs se répandent en menaces et en rodomontades » (Duhamel). ● rodomontade nom féminin (de rodomont) Littéraire. Vantardise… …

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  • 2 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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  • 3 rodomontade — Rodomontade. s. f. On prononce ordinairement Rodemontade. Fanfaronnade, vanterie en fait de bravoure. Rodomontade extravagante, ridicule, outrée. il se vante d avoir tué dix hommes de sa main, c est une rodomontade. il entra dans la maison, & fit …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Rodomontade — Rod o*mon*tade , n. [F., fr. It. rodomontana. See {Rodomont}, n.] Vain boasting; empty bluster or vaunting; rant. [1913 Webster] I could show that the rodomontades of Almanzor are neither so irrational nor impossible. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Rodomontade — Rod o*mon*tade , v. i. To boast; to brag; to bluster; to rant. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Rodomontade — Rodomontade, s. Rodamonte …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 rodomontade — I noun bluster, boastfulness, boasting, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, bunkum, embroidery, empty talk, exaggeration, extravagance, fanfaronade, gasconade, hyperbole, inflation, jactitation, ostentation, pretense, pretension,… …

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  • 8 rodomontade — 1610s, vain boasting like that of Rodomonte, character in Ariosto s Orlando Furioso (earlier rodomontado, 1590s). The name means lit. one who rolls (away) the mountain in dialectal Italian …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 rodomontade — *bombast, rhapsody, rant, fustian Analogous words: boasting, bragging, vaunting (see BOAST vb): vainglory, vanity, *pride: magniloquence, grandiloquence (see corresponding adjectives at RHETORICAL) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 rodomontade — [räd΄ə mən tād′, rō΄dəmən tād′; räd΄ə məntäd′, rō΄də məntäd′] n. [Fr < rodomont, braggadocio, after It Rodomonte, boastful Saracen leader in Ariosto s Orlando Furioso] arrogant boasting or blustering, ranting talk adj. arrogantly boastful vi.… …

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  • 11 RODOMONTADE — s. f. Fanfaronnade, vanterie en fait de bravoure. Rodomontade extravagante, ridicule, outrée. Il se vante d avoir tué dix hommes de sa main ; c est une rodomontade. Il entra dans la maison, et fit cent rodomontades en menaçant de battre, de tuer …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 12 RODOMONTADE — n. f. Attitude, langage d’un rodomont. Rodomontade ridicule. Il se trompe s’il croit en imposer par ses rodomontades …

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

  • 13 Rodomontade — Ro|do|mon|ta|de 〈f. 19; veraltet〉 Aufschneiderei, Prahlerei [<ital. rodomontata nach Rodomonte, einem prahlerischen riesenhaften Helden in den ital. Roland Epen (z. B. in Ariosts „Rasendem Roland“), eigtl. „Bergwälzer“ <lombard. rodare… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Rodomontade — Ro|do|mon|ta|de die; , n <aus fr. rodomontade, it. rodomontata, nach der Gestalt des Rodomonte in Werken der ital. Dichter M. M. Boiardo (1440 1494) u. L. Ariosto (1474 1533) u. zu ↑...ade> (veraltet) Aufschneiderei, Großsprecherei …

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  • 15 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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  • 16 rodomontade — /rod euh mon tayd , tahd , meuhn , roh deuh /, n., adj., v., rodomontaded, rodomontading. n. 1. vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk. adj. 2. bragging. v.i. 3. to boast; brag; talk big. [1605 15; < MF < It Rodomonte,… …

    Universalium

  • 17 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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  • 18 rodomontade — (ro do mon ta d ) s. f. Parole, langage de rodomont. •   Entre toutes ces rodomontades et autres que chacun inventait pour plaire à cet homme [Xerxès marchant contre la Grèce], MALH. le Traité des bienf. de Sénèque, VI, 31. •   Elle [une… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 19 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

  • 20 Rodomontade — Praleri med heltebedrifter …

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