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bombastic
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
pompous or pretentious talk or writing

(often using difficult words in an attempt to make something sound more important than it is or to make the speaker sound more intelligent)
  • Thus the heroe is always introduced with a flourish of drums and trumpets, in order to rouse a martial spirit in the audience, and to accommodate their ears to bombast and fustian, which Mr Locke's blind man would not have grossly erred in likening to the sound of a trumpet.
    Book 4 (3% in)
  • Sophia, confused as she was, answered this bombast (and very properly I think) with a look of inconceivable disdain.
    Book 15 (26% in)

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