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rodomontade

Line breaks: rodo¦mon|tade
Pronunciation: /ˌrɒdə(ʊ)mɒnˈteɪd
 
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Definition of rodomontade in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Boastful or inflated talk or behaviour: the corrupting effect the vogue for macho rodomontade may have even upon a civilized man
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  • Since that moment, the football gods punished the team's rodomontade with injuries, embarrassment, and a 2000 flameout.
  • Accomplished veterans are punished for such rodomontade: What do we suppose will happen to he who taunts the defending champions in his very first career start?
  • The football gods take a dim view of boasting after victory; boasting after defeat is a new low in rodomontade.

verb

[no object] archaic Back to top  
Talk boastfully: he soon finds out there’s nothing to be gained by rodomontading
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  • The song, which boasts that the club is ‘Super Bowl bound,’ played nonstop in Jacksonville after the 62-7 game - and it's been downhill ever since as the football gods punish the rodomontading franchise.

Origin

early 17th century: from French, from obsolete Italian rodomontada, from Italian rodomonte, from the name of a boastful character in the medieval Orlando epics.

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