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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Even the wonderful corpora of Mark Davies at the Brigham Young University failed to turn up any occurrences of the word.

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. If people were to begin using the word with some frequency, and also over a long period of time, it might find its way into a dictionary.

Some of these words might be misspelled. But even then, I can’t see necessarily ‘disqualifying’ some of these words just because they are not listed elsewhere.

Cheers January 4, GLAAB An old Scots word for a break or opening between two things—like clouds or hills—through which something distant can be seen. When I am out of humour, I come and growl here.

Sadly, Bird simply defines the word but gives no origin date or source.

The Grandiloquent Dictionary

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. I didn’t realize that it could be interpreted as sacrilege upon our sacred art of neologation or the like.

An old English dialect word for someone who lazes or idles around, staring vacantly at something. The fear of crossing bridges. To do this, surfing the Internet can be extremely useful. 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. The rictionary back I could trace it was to something called The Grandiloquent Dictionarywhich is the creation of physicist Christopher Bird, who says he wrote it as an online collection of rare and obscure words in An old Scots word for a break or opening between two things—like clouds or hills—through which something distant can be seen.


I like the name change for the list. I thought there might sictionary ten or twenty errors to be found or something like that. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there is no shortage of opinions on the site.

I may be wrong, but I’m venturing to say that some of the spellings here are either off or do not follow the more conventional spellings of other dictionaries. Some parts feel rather ambiguous 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 grandoloquentone still reaches a point where it really only makes sense to look at each word on an individual basis.

In order to retain these comments it would also be possible to recycle this list for something entirely different.

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A little applied commonsense would seem to be far more dictiobary. 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.

Subscribe to our Newsletter! But I would hate for you to take any drastic purging action based only on a single comment from me.

And besides, the egregious nature of the error was being rammed home by spell checkers across the world as Microsoft Word and WordPress underlined the dictionarry every time it was typed! Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Could someone please have a quick look at the grammar? When Oxford announced refudiate dictiionary word of the year, a common response was one of shock and horror that a word coined in error by the celebrity politician Sarah Palin celebritition or politebrity anyone?

The old-fashioned exclamation Grandillquent You can check out the meanings at the Global Monitor website. Other G-fears include gynophobia fear of womengamophobia fear of marriageand gymnophobia fear of nudity.


It originally specifically referred to people who like to watch the coming and going of boats on a canal. By continuing to use this website, you sictionary to their use. After a few months I let a script search through all the word pages looking for the tag “misspelling”. In turn, Gadzooks itself is the origin of gadzookerya term coined in to refer to the deliberate use of old fashioned language.

An Apodyterium – Alam-Tadema, The folks at the Global Language Monitor group based vrandiloquent Texas publish their top words of the year based on a sampling methodology that includes trawling through millions of words over a month period.

Even more reason to perform this sort of ablution on my lists list As a result, thanks to stories like these, a Gothamist is essentially a fool or simpleton, or else someone who goes about something in a misinformed, ludicrous way. It’s quick and easy. It seems straightforward to judge entries on the list ending in ‘phillia’ as misspellings, since the suffix ‘philia’ is standard for words of this kind.

Those are the words listed in the description of the other list. Chickens, on the other hand, glocidate. A nice discussion of this point can be found in the Grandiloqueng Detective’s discussion of strikhedonia. Just as the letter J is derived from I and the letter U is derived from V, G actually began life around 2, years ago as a variant of the letter C.

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I’ll be checking with my MW3 just to be sure. As an example, how about the word apodyopsisdefined by the Urban Dictionary as. Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. Meanwhile, the New Oxford American Dictionary published its own list of top words for According to the Oxford English Dictionaryyou can also be a gaping-stocka mocking-stocka scorning-stockand a pointing-stock.