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Synonyms for bombast

Synonyms for bombast

pretentious, pompous speech or writing

Synonyms for bombast

pompous or pretentious talk or writing

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Michon Mackedon (author); BOMBAST; Black Rock Institute Press (Nonfiction: History) $30.00 ISBN: 9780984101436
This book provides one answer: solid and unending professional training that deliberately eschews any trace of Semper Fi bombast. Nate Fick, a young Ivy League student, went through Marine Officer Candidate School and then its acclaimed Infantry Officer School.
Bombast it may be, but Walsall's new manager is confident his newly assembled squad are a match for all and sundry at this level.
Philip Theophrastrus Aureolus Bombast von Hohenheim, also known as Paracelsus, was a 16th-century man who, despite venomous derision from scientists and physicians who came after him, made important contributions to modern science.
But considered alongside the muted, contemplative Billboards, the bombast and artifice of "Why Style" provided an appropriate and effective contrast.
I grew up listening to his bombast from the Washington state legislature.
Cate occasionally makes minor mistakes (calling Prometheus "a mortal," misquoting Horace Walpole; maintaining for no reason that the Diogenes-like madman who announces God's death is "old," etc.) He sometimes gives Nietzsche an unwarranted free pass, e.g., by defending him against misogyny, while not admitting his untutored sexism ("Everything about woman is a puzzle, and everything about woman has one solution: it is called pregnancy") or by failing to acknowledge the embarrassing frequency of bombast and portentous poetic mutterings in Zarathustra.
They have been too long exposed to bombast. See www.bolshoi.ru.
Of course, demo grade with only five players does not mean bombast or audio-show attention-getting abilities.
This phenomenon was accelerated by the great SARS scare of 2003; however, the real reason for this downturn is not the bombast of the "Governator" or the unpredictable forces of nature but the fact that the American economy has been thrown into the dumpster by the Bush administration.
All of the blather, bombast and assurances of its supporters notwithstanding, there's no way to get around that fact.
I shall not detain the House by reading extracts from his long letter, but civil servants who saw that letter can recall few occasions when a letter from a responsible Minister had evinced in reply such a piece of whining bombast."
How like Gloria to retire modestly, without fanfare or bombast.
This collage of faked bits and fragments teems with incidents and anecdotes but lacks either plot or sense--it's ultimately a literary stunt that dares to ridicule the jargon and bombast of scholarly writing, but is itself monumentally unfunny, apocalyptically cryptic and impossible to decode.