High-sounding but with little meaning; inflated: bombastic rhetoric bombastic music that drowned out what anyone was saying
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- Johnson's expression is manly, vigorous, grandiloquent and bombastic.
- Given the star's history of bombastic public behavior, she may be greeted with skepticism about her intent.
- The exchanges themselves are unsubtle and bombastic.
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- Predictably, he bombastically announced yesterday: ‘We have nothing to hide.’
- People used to laugh when the Chancellor bombastically promised to end boom and bust: it was once the natural British economic weather.
- William often bombastically claimed to be the man who took the decisions.