Definition of bombastic in English:

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bombastic

Pronunciation: /bɒmˈbastɪk/

adjective

High-sounding but with little meaning; inflated: bombastic rhetoric bombastic music that drowned out what anyone was saying
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
pompous, blustering, ranting, blathering;
verbose, wordy, turgid, periphrastic, euphuistic, orotund, pleonastic, high-flown, high-sounding, highfalutin, lofty, overwrought, convoluted;
pretentious, affected, ostentatious, grandiloquent, magniloquent, fustian

Derivatives

bombastically

Pronunciation: /bɒmˈbastɪk(ə)li/
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with bombastic

drastic, dynastic, ecclesiastic, elastic, encomiastic, enthusiastic, fantastic, gymnastic, iconoclastic, mastic, monastic, neoplastic, orgastic, orgiastic, periphrastic, plastic, pleonastic, sarcastic, scholastic, scholiastic

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Line breaks: bom|bas¦tic

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