bombastnoun [ U ]uk /ˈbɒm.bæst/ us /ˈbɑːm.bæst/
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- He was a quiet, mild-minded man, devoid of bombast, neither cynical nor meddlesome, and was well liked by all.
- His tragedies, which, with much bombast and frequent untrained flights of imagination, have occasional fire and tenderness, are generally based on classical subjects.
- The style of the great eulogy, born of the occasion and the speaker, becomes only exaggerated bombast and nonsense from the lips of a student.
- This introduction is one of the most extraordinary pieces of bombast, mixed metaphors, loose syntax, and incoherent expressions that Latin literature possesses.
- Yet there was a certain sincerity of feeling underneath all the bombast and platitudes, and this saved the book.