- lofty, pompous, or grandiose in speech or style of expression
- boastful or bombastic
Origin of magniloquentprobably back-formation from magniloquence from Classical Latin magniloquentia from magniloquus, speaking in a lofty style from magnus, great (see magni-) + loqui, to speak
Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent.
Origin of magniloquentBack formation from magniloquence grandiloquence from Latin magniloquentia magnus great ; see meg- in Indo-European roots. loquēns loquent- present participle of loquī to speak ; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more magniloquent, superlative most magniloquent)
From post-Classical Latin magniloquens (“talkative", “verbose").