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bombast

noun

1 bombast

Pompous or pretentious talk or writing.

synonyms: blah, claptrap, fustian, rant.

Roget 577: ornament; floridness c.    adj.. turgidity, turgescence; altiloquence etc. adj.; declamation, teratology; well-rounded periods; elegance etc. 578; ... show more

Roget 853: ridiculousness etc. adj.; comicality, oddity etc. adj.; extravagance, drollery.    farce, comedy; burlesque etc. (ridicule) ... show more

Roget 517: meaninglessness, unmeaningness etc. adj.; scrabble.    empty sound, dead letter, vox et praeterea nihil [Lat.]; a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing;" sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal.   " nonsense, utter nonsense, gibberish; ... show more

Roget 884: boasting etc. v.; boast, vaunt, crake; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade; gasconade; ... show more

Dutch: Holle frasen, Bombast, bombast, gezwollenheid, lyrisme, pathos, retoriek
Polish: drętwa gadka, wielosłowie, woda, słowolejstwo, deklaratywność, gołosłowność, drętwa mowa, werbalizm, bicie piany, wodolejstwo ... show more




Moby thesaurus: absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble-babble, blabber, blather, bluster, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombastry, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, bravado, claptrap, conceit ... show more.

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