Magniloquent



[mag-nil-uh-kwuh nt] /mægˈnɪl ə kwənt/

adjective
1.
speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful.
/mæɡˈnɪləkwənt/
adjective
1.
(of speech) lofty in style; grandiloquent
adj.

1650s, a back-formation from magniloquence, or else from Latin magniloquentia “lofty style of language,” from magniloquus “pompous in talk, vaunting, boastful,” from comb. form of magnus “great” (see magnate) + -loquus “speaking,” from loqui “to speak” (see locution).

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