SYNONYMY NOTE: bombastic refers to speech or writing that is pompous and inflated and suggests extravagant
verbal padding and little substance; , . grandiloquent suggests an overreaching eloquence and implies the use of grandiose, high-flown language
and an oratorical tone; , . flowery language is full of figurative and ornate expressions and high-sounding words; ,
. euphuistic is applied to an extremely artificial style of writing in which there is a straining
for effect at the expense of thought; , . turgid implies such inflation of style as to obscure meaning
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