speech too pompous for an occasion; pretentious words.
Obsolete. cotton or other material used to stuff garments; padding.
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pompous and grandiloquent language
(obsolete) material used for padding
(of speech, writing, etc.) high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious. Contemporary Examples Alec Baldwin Uncensored: On His HBO Doc, Bloomberg, Polanski, and The New York Times Marlow Stern October 21, 2013 Homeland’s Tracy Letts, Writer of ‘August: Osage County,’ Says Oscar Mania Is Frustrating Jason Lynch November 4, 2013 Paul Begala: Damn You, John Roberts, for Upholding […]
(of speech, writing, etc.) high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious. Historical Examples The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield) Robin Hood Paul Creswick The Crow’s Nest Clarence Day, Jr. adj.
the plant family Bombacaceae, typified by tropical deciduous trees having palmate leaves, large and often showy solitary or clustered flowers, and dry fruit with a woolly pulp, and including the baobab and silk-cotton tree.
a seaport in and the capital of Maharashtra, in W India, on the Arabian Sea. a former state in W India: divided in 1960 into the Gujarat and Maharashtra states. a state in W central India. 118,903 sq. mi. (307,959 sq. km). Capital: Bombay. Contemporary Examples The Political Passion of Robin Williams, From Reagan-Bashing to […]