Difference between lofty and grandiloquence




  1. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
  2. having or displaying great dignity or nobility
  3. of imposing height; especially standing out above others


The first, built by Solomon (1012 B.C.) appears from the Biblical description [6] to have combined Egyptian conceptions (successive courts, lofty entrance-pylons, the Sanctuary and the sekos or “Holy of Holies”) with

It was a responsible situation he felt for a boy of thirteen, and he meant to do his very best to keep it now that he had been lucky enough to get it; in the far-off future, too, he saw himself no longer the van-boy, but in the proud position now occupied by Joshua as driver, and this he considered, though a lofty, was by no means an unreasonable ambition.

From sandy beaches to lofty mountain tops, rolling dales to bustling cities, we've got the lot.

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  1. high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation


His portrait with the eyeshade, from 1775, is utterly without grandiloquence.

It's the economy, stupid, which reflects the government close association with the "grandiloquence" of Britain's economic performance in the past few years.

The article is thus meaningless grandiloquence when it comes to the courts.

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