Meaning of “grandiloquent” in the English Dictionary

"grandiloquent" in British English

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uk /ɡrænˈdɪl.ə.kwənt/ 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.
noun [ U ] uk /ɡrænˈdɪl.ə.kwəns/ us /ɡrænˈdɪl.ə.kwəns/
adverb uk /ɡrænˈdɪl.ə.kwə us /ɡrænˈdɪl.ə.kwə

(Definition of “grandiloquent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)