The Collaborative International Dictionary
bloviate \blo"vi*ate\ (bl[=o]"v[i^]*[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
bloviated (bl[=o]"v[i^]*[=a]*t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
To orate pompously; -- used especially of politicians and
--Frank Rich (N. Y. Times Jan. 6, 1999, p. A23) -- blo"vi*a*tor, n. -- blo"vi*a*tion, n.
``We've had almost three weeks of lawyers bloviating
about what the facts in the case are,'' Mr. Rogan said.
``Wouldn't it be easier to bring the witnesses?''
--Quoted by Eric Schmitt in (The New York Times), Jan 22, 1999, p. A15.
vb. (present participle of bloviate English)
Usage examples of "bloviating".
Weeks before the Iraq invasion, Senator Teddy Kennedy was bloviating about North Korea on CNN, saying, "Our principal focus and attention today ought to be what is happening in North Korea.
All the bloviating they've been doing has been pretty much for form's sake.