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18th century, from bombast (padding, stuffing).

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bombastic (comparative more bombastic, superlative most bombastic)

  1. (of a person, their language or writing) showy in speech and given to using flowery or elaborate terms; grandiloquent; pompous
    See Thesaurus:verbose or Thesaurus:arrogant
  2. High-sounding but with little meaning.
  3. (archaic) Inflated, overfilled.
    Synonyms: inflated, turgid

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