grandiloquence : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • The grandiloquence of Patricia's lawyer during his opening argument did not impress the Judge.
  • Not a single moment of Hannah's play suffers from grandiloquence or hyperbole.
  • He sometimes joked that his duty in the "gas bag" must have had something to do with his later grandiloquence.
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  • 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 »        
    Aug. 26, 2013 - Vulture

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