grandiloquence grandiloquence

Definition(s):

  • (n) high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

Usage(s):

  1. The grandiloquence of Patricia's lawyer during his opening argument did not impress the Judge.
  2. Not a single moment of Hannah's play suffers from grandiloquence or hyperbole.

News

  • The Newsroom Recap: The Shot Clock Runs Out

    This is more like what we signed up for. Main characters revealing their psyche through small moments rather than grandiloquence; incredibly smart people doing their jobs well but still thwarted anyway; a vamping Jane Fonda; self-aware Deep Throat references — this is the show we were expecting. Over the past ... More »        
    on August 26, 2013     Source: Vulture

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