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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French grandiloquent, from Latin grandiloquus, from grandis (great, full) + loquēns, present participle of loquor (I speak). Compare eloquent.

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grandiloquent (comparative more grandiloquent, superlative most grandiloquent)

  1. (of a person, their language or writing) given to using language in a showy way by using an excessive amount of difficult words to impress others; bombastic; turgid

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁɑ̃.di.lɔ.kɑ̃/

AdjectiveEdit

grandiloquent (feminine singular grandiloquente, masculine plural grandiloquents, feminine plural grandiloquentes)

  1. grandiloquent

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