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Daemon
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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bombast

(noun) Grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing.

Synonyms: claptrap, fustian

Usage: He found that he could look back upon the brass and bombast of his earlier gospels and see them truly.
JUSTIN Excellence
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 2:42:54 AM

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go we late or soon ... more frail our lives than a bough of the plum-tree the Guardian of the Stream ... sad must our lives be truly, if even my sleeve be dripping with the bombast of boats that pass.





monamagda
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 4:18:24 AM

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Bombast is a noun meaning pretentious or boastful talk. If your football coach is known for his bombast, he probably gives a pompous speech before each game about the greatness of the team and, of course, his coaching.

Originally, bombast was cotton padding used to stuff or pad things like seat cushions. The meaning was extended to include padded and overstuffed speaking or writing, especially speech that's pretentious and showy. Other words with bombast at their roots include the adjective bombastic and the adverb bombastically. For all your coach's bluster and bombast, he's a pretty nice guy — too bad his overblown rhetoric turns people off before they get to know him.

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/bombast
8BooksOfSengathe
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 9:30:12 AM

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Reminds me of some presidential speeches.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 10:35:06 AM

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You need less bombast and more substance in this speech on human rights.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 10:43:30 AM

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Medieval Latin bombax = cotton Akin to Persian pamba = cotton
Mehrdad77
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 10:46:53 AM

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In the days when a more decorated style was fashionable in many quarters, bombast and extravagance were common in the press.
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striker
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 12:16:57 PM
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people are ranting about where are we coming to put the snow
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 2:24:57 PM

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The bombastic utterances by republicans in the American congress can only be surpassed by their rank stupidity.
Omar Mariani
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 7:58:04 PM

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Bombast

grandiloquence, rant, fustian, pomposity, boastfulness, rhetoric, vanity, vaunt, claptrap, brag, bravado, braggadocio, boast, bluster, gasconade, hot air
Alisson Souza
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 10:50:43 PM

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My favourite bombastic persons are all who save own argument or their objectives during long path of his lifetime on Earth. Nevertheless, all cultures arange in their amount and kinds of information, so I am a bombastic individual too.
Alisson Souza
Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 10:57:14 PM

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8BooksOfSengathe wrote:
Reminds me of some presidential speeches.


Yes, I agree and they are more expressive than a common person.
Irma Crespo
Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 9:19:27 PM

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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS BOMBAST 908. BOASTING NOUNS 1. boasting, bragging; boastfulness,braggadocio, bragartism, braggardism, braggartry; boast, brag; vaunt, bounce, bombast, bravado, fanfaronade; gasconade, rodomontare; bluster, swagger 909. We believe that the candidate´s speech needed less bombast and more substance.
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