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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: grandiloquus, from grandis ( GRAND1) + loqui 'to speak'

grandiloquent

adjective
     
Related topics: Literature
gran‧dil‧o‧quent formal
AL using words that are too long and formal in order to sound important [= pompous]
grandiloquence noun [uncountable]

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