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Definition of bombast:

  1. Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding.
  2. Fig.: High- sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion; fustian.
  3. High- sounding; inflated; big without meaning; magniloquent; bombastic.
  4. Originally, cotton, or cotton wool.
  5. To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate.

Synonyms:

magniloquence, orotundity, harangue, blah, nonsense, ranting, pomposity, rant, claptrap, style, fustian, turgidity, words, plain.

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