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Bombastic \Bom*bas"tic\ (b[o^]m*b[.a]s"t[i^]k or b[u^]m*b[.a]s"t[i^]k), Bombastical \Bom*bas"tic*al\, a. Characterized by bombast; high-sounding; inflated. -- Bom*bas"tic*al*ly, adv.

A theatrical, bombastic, windy phraseology.

Syn: Turgid; tumid; pompous; grandiloquent.


adv. In a bombastic manner.

  1. adv. in a turgid manner; "he lectured bombastically about his theories" [syn: turgidly]

  2. in a grandiose manner; "the building was bombastically spacious" [syn: grandiosely]

Usage examples of "bombastically".

Donohue, made a reconnaissance in the direction of Chippawa during the afternoon, and after discovering a party of mounted farmers, who they mistook for Canadian cavalry, fired a volley at them without effect and then retreated valiantly back to the Fenian camp, bombastically boasting that they had routed a strong force of British troops.