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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grandiloquent mean? 

  The adjective GRANDILOQUENT has 2 senses:

1. lofty in style
2. puffed up with vanity

  Familiarity information: GRANDILOQUENT used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1grandiloquent [BACK TO TOP]


Lofty in style


grandiloquent; magniloquent; tall

Context example:

he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying


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

Sense 2grandiloquent [BACK TO TOP]


Puffed up with vanity


overblown; pompous; grandiloquent; pontifical; portentous

Context examples:

a grandiloquent and boastful manner / overblown oratory / a pompous speech / pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey


pretentious (making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction)

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