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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bombast mean? 

BOMBAST (noun)
  The noun BOMBAST has 1 sense:

1. pompous or pretentious talk or writing

  Familiarity information: BOMBAST used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BOMBAST (noun)

Sense 1bombast [BACK TO TOP]


Pompous or pretentious talk or writing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


blah; bombast; claptrap; fustian; rant

Hypernyms ("bombast" is a kind of...):

grandiloquence; grandiosity; magniloquence; ornateness; rhetoric (high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation)

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