Origin of grandiloquentfrom Classical Latin grandiloquus from grandis, grand + loqui, to speak, after eloquent
The definition of grandiloquent is something with big words used in a overly self-assured way.
An example of something grandiloquent is a egotistical and wordy speech by a presidential candidate.
using high-flown, pompous, bombastic words and expressions
(comparative more grandiloquent, superlative most grandiloquent)
From Latin grandiloquus, from grandis (“great, full”) + loquor (“speak”)
- Aldhelm wrote in elaborate and grandiloquent Latin, which soon came to be regarded as barbarous.
- "Lord God of might, God of our salvation!" began the priest in that voice, clear, not grandiloquent but mild, in which only the Slav clergy read and which acts so irresistibly on a Russian heart.