Synonyms for grandiloquent

Synonyms for (adjective) grandiloquent

Synonyms: overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous, grandiloquent

Definition: puffed up with vanity

Usage: a grandiloquent and boastful manner; overblown oratory; a pompous speech; pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey- Newsweek

Similar words: pretentious

Definition: making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

Usage: a pretentious country house; a pretentious fraud; a pretentious scholarly edition


Synonyms: tall, grandiloquent, magniloquent

Definition: lofty in style

Usage: he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying

Similar words: rhetorical

Definition: given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

Usage: mere rhetorical frippery