grandiloquent grandiloquent  /ɡræn ˈdɪ lə kwənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lofty in style
  2. (adj) puffed up with vanity

Usage(s):

  • The principal's speech was so grandiloquent and pompous that it left the students seething.

News

  1. Charles Krauthammer: Obama's global-warming folly

    The economy stagnates. Syria burns. Scandals lap at his feet. China and Russia mock him, even as a “29-year-old hacker” revealed his nation’s spy secrets to the world. How does President Obama respond? With a grandiloquent speech on climate change.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: The Bay Bulletin

  2. Krauthammer: Obama's global-warming folly

    The economy stagnates. Syria burns. Scandals lap at his feet. China and Russia mock him, even as a "29-year-old hacker" revealed his nation's spy secrets to the world. How does President Obama respond? With a grandiloquent speech on climate change.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Savannah Morning News

  3. Obama's global-warming folly - KRAUTHAMMER

    WASHINGTON -- The economy stagnates. Syria burns. Scandals lap at his feet. China and Russia mock him, even as a "29-year-old hacker" revealed his nation's spy secrets to the world. How does President Obama respond? With a grandiloquent speech on climate change.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

Quotes

  1. "This may sound grandiloquent but for me this is like placing a flag on the moon, this is really a massive scientific achievement," Sergei Balyasnikov, spokesman for Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Institute, told Reuters.
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: CNN International

  2. Writing in The New York Times nearly 30 years later, when the film was rereleased for a brief run, Vincent Canby called it "a gaudy, grandiloquent Hollywood classic" and suggested there was more than a touch of "the rugged American...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Vincent Canby Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said that the Peruvian government's accusations that a Peruvian military officer spied for Chile were "offensive and grandiloquent."
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Michelle Bachelet Source: Wall Street Journal

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