Characterized by bombast high-sounding inflated
- ostentatiously lofty any way you like
- Alt. of Bombastical
1704, "inflated," from bombast + -ic. Indicating "given to bombastic language" is from 1727.
(a.) Alt. of Bombastical
His first literary work, except the bombastic but eloquent Essai sur le despotisme (Neufchatel, 1 775), was a translation of Robert Watson's Philip II., done in Holland with the help of Durival; his Considerations sur l'ordre de Cincinnatus (London, 1788) was based on a pamphlet by Aedanus Burke (1743-1802), of South Carolina, who opposed the aristocratic tendencies of the Society of the Cincinnati, and the notes to it were by Target;, his financial writings were suggested by the Genevese exile, Claviere.