bombast

Part of speech: noun

Pompous language; rant.

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Usage examples "bombast":

  1. He would have answered the anger of his former friend with bombast, and might very probably have mustered courage enough to support the same character till they led him out to death. - "La Vendée An Historical Romance", Anthony Trollope.
  2. But, with respect to Shakespeare, whom I have not read for thirty years, is he not rather given to bombast, " crackling bombast," as I think I have said in one of my essays? - "Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest", George Borrow.
  3. It was all a kind of idolatry which revolted the strict Christians; and in Augustin, even at this time, it must have offended the candour of a soul which detested exaggeration and bombast. - "Saint Augustin", Louis Bertrand.