What does the word bombastic mean?

Usage examples for bombastic

  1. This rhetoric of thine to me Hath a somewhat bombastic savor. – Faust by Goethe
  2. This silence constrained Teleki to avoid the bombastic in his speech. – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  3. A roar of delight greeted Burton's achievement, for, despite the weight of circumstantial evidence, many of the townspeople, and especially the young men, believed him innocent; and all were delighted to see this indignity heaped upon a bombastic bully who on several previous occasions had rendered himself obnoxious to the people of Plainville by his brutal arrogance. – The Bail Jumper by Robert J. C. Stead