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Bombast

Bom`bast´   Pronunciation: bǒm`båst´ or bŭm`båst´
n.1.Originally, cotton, or cotton wool.
A candle with a wick of bombast.
- Lupton.
2.Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding.
How now, my sweet creature of bombast!
- Shak.
Doublets, stuffed with four, five, or six pounds of bombast at least.
- Stubbes.
3.Fig.: High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion; fustian.
Yet noisy bombast carefully avoid.
- Dryden.
a.1.High-sounding; inflated; big without meaning; magniloquent; bombastic.
Nor a tall metaphor in bombast way.
- Cowley.
v. t.1.To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate.
Noun1.Bombastbombast - pompous or pretentious talk or writing
Synonyms: blah, claptrap, fustian, rant
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