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grandiloquent

PRONUNCIATION:

(gran-DIL-uh-kwuhnt)

MEANING:

adjective: High-flown or pompous.

ETYMOLOGY:

USAGE:

“By the time I was eight, the most grandiloquent gangster could have
added nothing to my vocabulary — I had an awful tongue.”
Jean Stafford; Bad Characters; The New Yorker; Nov 26, 1954.

See more usage examples of grandiloquent in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

It’s like, at the end, there’s this surprise quiz: Am I proud of me? I gave
my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth what I paid?
-Richard Bach, writer (b. 23 Jun 1936)

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