- The definition of bloviate is to speak for a long time in an arrogant way.
An example of bloviate is for a person to give a lengthy speech about how great he is.
bloviate definition by Webster's New World
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- bloviation noun
bloviate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb blo·vi·at·ed, blo·vi·at·ing, blo·vi·ates Slang
To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner: “the rural Babbitt who bloviates about ‘progress’ and ‘growth’” (George Rebeck).
Origin: Mock-Latinate formation, from blow1.
- bloˌvi·aˈtion noun