An example of bombastic is someone ranting about how much better they are at something than others.
(comparative more bombastic, superlative most bombastic)
Either from bombast (“padding, stuffing”), or from middle name of Paracelsus (Theophrastus Bombastus), who often used extremely arrogant speaking style.
- His most important poem is Wladystaus IV., King of Poland, in which he sings in a very bombastic strain the various expeditions of the Polish monarch.
- This is a singular prose poem, in language sometimes rather bombastic but often beautiful.
- During the early years of the Revolution he issued several pamphlets against Mirabeau, who returned his ill-will with interest, calling him "the ignorant and bombastic M.
- Domentiyan wrote a life of St Sava in the involved and bombastic Byzantine style of the middle of the 13th century.
- Livio Bellorum omnium annorum DCC Libri duo, is written in a bombastic and rhetorical style, and is rather a panegyric of the greatness of Rome, whose life is divided into the four periods of infancy, youth, manhood and old age.