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English definition of “grandiloquent”

grandiloquent

adjective     /ɡrænˈdɪl.ə.kwənt/ formal mainly disapproving
describes a style or a way of using language that 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 .Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding grandiloquence     /-kwəns/ noun [U] Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding grandiloquently     /-li/ adverb Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
(Definition of grandiloquent adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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