magniloquent vs grandiloquent

magniloquent grandiloquent


  • 1) Speaking pompously; using swelling discourse; bombastic; tumid in style; grandiloquent.
  • 2) Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent.


  • 1) of a person overly wordy, pompous, flowery, or elaborate.
  • 2) Speaking in a lofty style; pompous; bombastic.
  • 3) Speaking or expressed in a lofty style; bombastic; pompous.


  • 1) By the time they got near to Pickwance, he himself had waxed almost magniloquent on the cultivation of turnips.
  • 2) ‘I had no idea ‘If you will ‘was supposed to be a magniloquent term in the 2000s, according to Fleming.’
  • 3) ‘In short, this Budget, which did not correspond with the magniloquent speech of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, could not stand.’
  • 4) ‘Mrs. Samuel Smith, an American lady, known to my cousin, asked for my accompaniment to a magniloquent lecture the other evening.’


  • 1) What you hear as absurdly grandiloquent is passionately persuasive for me.
  • 2) How far does it live up to this grandiloquent claim?
  • 3) His ambitions appear increasingly grandiloquent and out of touch.
  • 4) ‘They feel so let down by a government that promised the earth - wonderful phrases, and grandiloquent language.’
  • 5) ‘He duplicates the editors' preface in a rather grandiloquent manner.’
  • 6) ‘Johnson's expression is manly, vigorous, grandiloquent and bombastic.’
  • 7) ‘The grandiloquent building in which the hotel is housed has been a city landmark since 1909 and it's a neo-classical façade is impressive, with tall, fat columns rising high above its entrance.’
  • 8) ‘Some of the politicians who give grandiloquent speeches on Europe's future seem to know history only as far back as Hitler, Stalin and the Cold War.’
  • 9) ‘Shakespeare, to many, is almost like Indian mythology with its larger-than-life characters and grandiloquent plots and dialogues.’
  • 10) ‘You have to understand that he had a habit of making grandiloquent statements.’
  • 11) ‘I can use the tools every other writer uses, the grandiloquent metaphors, the descriptions, but I don't think I'd be doing the reader any favors.’
  • 12) ‘In the same grandiloquent tradition as Italian cinema, imagery is paramount in setting the mood and projecting the hidden psychology of the characters.’
  • 13) ‘Horace has a grandiloquent way of thinking about things.’
  • 14) ‘Beijing made grandiloquent promises at the time.’
  • 15) ‘To the delight of nineteenth-century readers, phrasings were predictably grandiloquent.’
  • 16) ‘But in no time one realizes that the claim is not grandiloquent, but humble.’
  • 17) ‘Elie is a busy man, and has no time for such grandiloquent nonsense.’
  • 18) ‘His grandiloquent claim that there are five branches of the fine arts, and that the greatest of these is confectionery, is famous.’

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