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grandiloquent

adjective uk   us   /ɡrænˈdɪl.ə.kwənt/ formal mainly disapproving
A grandiloquent style or way of using language is complicated in order to attract admiration and attention, especially in order to make someone or something seem important: Her speech was full of grandiloquent language, but it contained no new ideas.
grandiloquence
noun [U] uk   us   /-kwəns/
grandiloquently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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