bombast bombast  /ˈbɑm bæst/


  • (n) pompous or pretentious talk or writing



  1. Such bombast is familiar because Picasso has not been a subject of serious controversy for at least 35 years.
  2. Ahmadinejad's bombast has stiffened the Bush Administration's resistance to talking with Tehran.
  3. Known throughout his five congressional terms chiefly for his bombast, Democrat Gus Savage of Chicago is in a peck of trouble.


  1. Platinum Rock Band SKILLET Team With USA Today for Premiere of "Not Gonna Die"

    RISE , which Billboard praised for "mixing new sonic flavors into the group's hard-rock bombast," is now available for pre-order at and will be released on June 25th.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Linux

  2. Editor's Note: We Just Redesigned ReadWrite, And We Think You'll Love It

    Here at ReadWrite, we're super proud and excited to show you something really stunningly beautiful... I'm sorry, for a second there, I got myself confused with an overly enthusiastic Apple executive . You don't need tech-industry bombast to state the obvious: ReadWrite looks different than it did yesterday—and we hope you'll think it looks better. We call it ReadWrite 3.0. Lest you think ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ReadWriteWeb

  3. Can Christie Secure Sen. Seat for GOP?

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has lived a charmed existence this election cycle, winning plaudits from both left and right for his handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and dismissing critics of his wholehearted embrace of President Obama in the days before the 2012 election with his usual bombast.        
    on June 7, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "This election offers us the chance to turn the page and open a new chapter in American leadership," Mr. Obama said. "This is going to require a new spirit, not of bluster and bombast, but of quiet confidence and sober intelligence, a spirit...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. "The UMWA has rolled out this so-called report with its usual bombast; however, upon closer review the report is simply a propaganda piece designed to criticize and undermine the state and federal mine regulators and ICG, whose miners continue to...
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Ben Hatfield Source: Reuters

  3. "There's too much bickering and bombast in government," Romney told a crowd of about 300 people who gathered to hear the Republican presidential candidate launch the South Carolina leg of his 2008 White House bid.
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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