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Word of the Day 09/29/20 Rodomontade

Rodomontade (noun, adjective, verb)
rodomontade [ rod-uh-mon-teyd, -tahd, -muhn-, roh-duh- ]


noun
1. vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.

adjective
2. bragging.

verb (used without object), rod·o·mon·tad·ed, rod·o·mon·tad·ing.
3. to boast; brag; talk big.

WORDS RELATED TO RODOMONTADE
grandiloquence, bombast, boast, braggart, rant, pretension, pride, bluster

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Origin: 1605–15; < Middle French < Italian Rodomonte, the boastful king of Algiers in Orlando Innamorato and Orlando Furioso + Middle French -ade-ade

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR RODOMONTADE
The impostor they follow has nothing but fustian and rodomontade in his impudent lying book from beginning to end.
IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS AND POEMS|WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR

The death of Sir Richard Grenville was emphatically what the sixteenth century described as a rodomontade in act.
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY 1217 TO 1688|DAVID HANNAY

This was rodomontade, with the advanced troops of the whole army now within sight of Paris.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 369, JULY 1846|VARIOUS

Except for this exhibition of rodomontade his address was a wonderful display of reasoning and erudition.
THE LIFE OF JOHN MARSHALL VOLUME 4 OF 4|ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE

There was in the action as well as in the literature of the Elizabethan time a strain of rodomontade.
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY 1217 TO 1688|DAVID HANNAY

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