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Bombastic vs. Pompous

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Bombasticadjective

(of a person, their language or writing) showy in speech and given to using flowery or elaborate terms; grandiloquent; pompous

Pompousadjective

Affectedly grand, solemn or self-important.

Bombasticadjective

High-sounding but with little meaning.

Pompousadjective

Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.

Bombasticadjective

(archaic) Inflated, overfilled.

Pompousadjective

Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as, pompous manners; a pompous style.

‘he pompous vanity of the old schoolmistress.’;

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Bombasticadjective

Characterized by bombast; high-sounding; inflated.

‘A theatrical, bombastic, windy phraseology.’;

Pompousadjective

puffed up with vanity;

‘a grandiloquent and boastful manner’; ‘overblown oratory’; ‘a pompous speech’; ‘pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey’;

Bombasticadjective

ostentatiously lofty in style;

‘a man given to large talk’; ‘tumid political prose’;

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