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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bombastic mean? 

BOMBASTIC (adjective)
  The adjective BOMBASTIC has 1 sense:

1. ostentatiously lofty in style

  Familiarity information: BOMBASTIC used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BOMBASTIC (adjective)

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Ostentatiously lofty in style


bombastic; declamatory; orotund; tumid; turgid; large

Context examples:

a man given to large talk / tumid political prose


rhetorical (concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking)

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