Bombast

• (n.) Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding. • (n.) Fig.: High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion; fustian. • (n.) Originally, cotton, or cotton wool. • (v. t.) To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate. • (a.) High-sounding; inflat...
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bombast

fustian noun pompous or pretentious talk or writing
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Bombast

Bom'bast (bŏm'bȧst or bŭm'bȧst; 277) noun [ Old French bombace cotton, Late Latin bombax cotton, bombasium a doublet of cotton; hence, padding, wadding, fustian. See Bombazine .] 1. Originally, cotton, or cotton wool. [ Obsolete] &...
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Bombast

Bom'bast adjective High-sounding; inflated; big without meaning; magniloquent; bombastic. « [ He] evades them with a bombast circumstance, Horribly stuffed with epithets of war. Shak. » « Nor a tall metaphor in bombast way. Cowley. »
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Bombast

Bom¬∑bast' (bŏm*bȧst' or bŭm*bȧst') transitive verb To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate. [ Obsolete] « Not bombasted with words vain ticklish ears to feed. Drayton. »
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bombast

bombast 1. Speech too pompous for an occasion; pretentious words. 2. Grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing. 3. Language that is intentionally difficult, usually to make something sound more important than it really is. 4. Inflated or turgid language; high-sounding language on a trivial or commonplace subject; 'fustian'; 'tall talk'. 5. Cotto...
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bombast

hyperbolic or wildly exaggerating speech, so-called after a kind of cotton stuffing.
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Bombast

Hyperbolic or wildly exaggerating speech, so-called after a kind of cotton stuffing.
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bombast

Inflated or high-sounding language. Pistol, from Shakespeare's play Henry V, is characterized by his use of bombastic language: `Let gallows gape for dog; let man go free,/And let not hemp his windpipe suffocate.` can be expressed simply as `Hang dogs but not men`
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Bombast

Pompous or overblown language.
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bombast

[n] - pompous or pretentious talk or writing
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