Grandiloquent is a fancy term for, well, being fancy or pretentious. In fact, you might say grandiloquent is itself a pretty grandiloquent word. grandiloquent definition: A grandiloquent style or way of using language is complicated in order to attract Meaning of “grandiloquent” in the English Dictionary. Define grandiloquent (adjective) and get synonyms. What is grandiloquent ( adjective)? grandiloquent (adjective) meaning, pronunciation and more by.

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For me, a word is solid if it appears in the Oxford English Dictionary OEDwhich is either the volume version I have stacked up in my library or the latest online version, released just a couple of weeks ago.

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I guess my overall point is that, having run the computer matching checks for which the selection of other dictionaries seems more than a little arbitraryone still reaches a point where it really only makes sense to look at each word on an individual basis. Subscribe to our Newsletter!

Telofy commented on the list the-i-grandiloquent-dictionary-i-less-such-words-which-are-also-included-in-at-least-one-of-several-other-dictionaries I’d be the last one to disqualify any combination of letters as not “being a word” just on the basis that it’s not in this or that dictionary.

As well as being an grandi,oquent English dialect word for a noisy child, a gabble-ratchet is any nocturnal grandiolquent that makes a lot of noise at night, once considered to be an ill omen. Some of these words might be misspelled. The definitions can be seen at the OUP blog. But I would hate for you to take any drastic purging action based only on a single comment from me.


In this case, I first thought of the words apocalyse and apocryphalboth of which have the apo- part. Telofy commented on the list the-i-grandiloquent-dictionary-i-less-such-words-which-are-also-included-in-at-least-one-of-several-other-dictionaries Sure.

The whole purpose of this list was that at some point mollusque informed me that this Grandiloquent Dictionary contained quite a lot of errors referring to stuff like -phillia.

Comments Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. So what we are left with is a word constructed from Greek but with no date of origin and no extensive use.

A little applied commonsense would seem to be far more useful. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I’m sorry to have yakked on so much and perhaps to seem unduly critical – I’ve really been enjoying your contributions to the site.

After a few months I let a script search through all the word pages looking for the tag “misspelling”. Cheers January 4, But it wouldn’t be bases solely on your opinion; before I knew how huge the list would still be, I planned it just as a temporary container destined to be tuned into a little list in the comma separated sense inside the Grandiloquent Dictionary list’s description. It’s just that this list has always bothered me to some extent – probably because the name seems to go a little farther than seems warranted.

According to the Oxford English Dictionaryyou can also be a gaping-stocka mocking-stocka scorning-stockand a pointing-stock. My hope was to be left with a list of at most one hundred words, which would then be rather easy to look through manually.


With apodyopsisthere are references to it in terms of the definition, but granduloquent specifically to its origin. An old Scots word for a break or opening between two things—like clouds or hills—through which something distant can be seen.

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I’ve never understood exactly what it grandilkquent you are trying to achieve with this particular list. It originally specifically referred to people who like to watch the coming and going of boats on a canal.

Some words may not be listed elsewhere, but still have a kind of legitimacy – there is a philosophical issue here about what is acceptable, I suppose. Chickens, on the other hand, glocidate.

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What about the various ‘phobias’? In order to retain these comments it would also be possible to recycle this list for something entirely different. Grandiloqueny like the name change for the list. An Apodyterium – Alam-Tadema, Other G-fears include gynophobia fear of womengamophobia fear of marriageand gymnophobia fear of nudity.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Anyway, I’ll shut up now, I promise.

Add several words or phrases at once by separating them with semicolons. Being inclined towards perfectionism this bugged be, so I had to figure of a way to detect those errors.