Bombastic meaning

bämbastik
The definition of bombastic is important-sounding language that is meaningless.

An example of bombastic is someone ranting about how much better they are at something than others.

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High-sounding but with little meaning.
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Using or characterized by high-sounding but unimportant or meaningless language; pompous; grandiloquent.
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(of a person, their language or writing) Showy in speech and given to using flowery or elaborate terms; grandiloquent; pompous.
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(archaic) Inflated, overfilled.
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Origin of bombastic

  • Either from bombast (“padding, stuffing”), or from middle name of Paracelsus (Theophrastus Bombastus), who often used extremely arrogant speaking style.
    From Wiktionary