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Grandiloquent Definition in Context with Images Visual Words

Grandiloquent definition in context with images and synonyms used in authentic context to improve your reading comprehension and enrich your vocabulary at the same time.

/grænˈdɪl.ə.kwənt/ (adj)

Grandiloquent definition

a particular style or use of language which is pompous or lofty to seek admiration or indicate the speaker or writer’s importance, haughty, florid, bombastic, orotund, extravagant in language, pretentious, magniloquent, ostentatious, overwrought

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Grandiloquent in context

In the 19th century, the use of grandiloquent, fanciful words was all the rage, which proves that overcomplicating things has always been funny. And is it a uniquely American phenomenon? Some linguists believe so.

Grandiloquent terms in particular aimed to dignify the pedestrian. People might use “pseudo-Latinisms for relatively common things,” similar to the 17th-century that preceded them, Sheidlower said. Hopefully, these terms didn’t confuse the issue when a gentleman named John Hopkinson asked for help locating his lost horse.

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Parts of speech

Noun: grandiloquence

Adverb: grandiloquently

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