Bombast (noun, adjective)
bombast [ bom-bast ]
1. speech too pompous for an occasion; pretentious words.
2. Obsolete. cotton or other material used to stuff garments; padding.
3. Obsolete, bombastic.
WORDS RELATED TO BOMBAST
grandiosity, grandiloquence, rhetoric, rodomontade, exaggeration, magniloquence, bluster, gasconade, rage, rant, stuff, pad, braggadocio, pomposity, balderdash, fustian, turgidity, rave, cotton, tumidity
Origin: 1560–70; earlier bombace padding < Middle French < Medieval Latin bombacem, accusative of bombax; see bombax family
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR BOMBAST
On the one hand, this is as much production value as one would expect for elite athletes, and just as much bombast as directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui afforded their last documentary subject, fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
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In the midst of all her bombast, I suddenly saw her as the sad, lonely old woman she was.
OSWALD’S MOTHER WAS A THOROUGHLY DISAGREEABLE PIECE OF WORK|STEVE NORTH|NOVEMBER 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bombast was trumping originality and critics were at the end of their ropes with it.
A ‘WICKED’ DECADE: HOW A CRITICALLY TRASHED MUSICAL BECAME A LONG-RUNNING SMASH|KEVIN FALLON|OCTOBER 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A few weeks later the target of his bombast had been expanded to all mental health patients.
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