Magniloquent meaning

măg-nĭlə-kwənt
Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent.
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Lofty, pompous, or grandiose in speech or style of expression.
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Boastful or bombastic.
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Speaking pompously; using swelling discourse; bombastic; tumid in style; grandiloquent.
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Origin of magniloquent

  • Back formation from magniloquence grandiloquence from Latin magniloquentia magnus great meg- in Indo-European roots loquēns loquent- present participle of loquī to speak tolkw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From post-Classical Latin magniloquens (“talkative", “verbose").

    From Wiktionary