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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bloh-vee-eyt]
    • /ˈbloʊ viˌeɪt/
    • /blˈʌvɪˌeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bloh-vee-eyt]
    • /ˈbloʊ viˌeɪt/

Definitions of bloviate word

  • verb bloviate to talk at length, esp in an insubstantial but inflated manner 3
  • intransitive verb bloviate to speak at some length bombastically or rhetorically 3
  • verb without object bloviate to speak pompously. 1
  • verb bloviate (US) To speak or discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner. 0

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bloviate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for bloviate

verb bloviate

  • recite — to repeat the words of, as from memory, especially in a formal manner: to recite a lesson.
  • orate — Make a speech, especially pompously or at length.
  • decry — If someone decries an idea or action, they criticize it strongly.
  • spout — to emit or discharge forcibly (a liquid, granulated substance, etc.) in a stream or jet.
  • rail — any of numerous birds of the family Rallidae, that have short wings, a narrow body, long toes, and a harsh cry and inhabit grasslands, forests, and marshes in most parts of the world.

Antonyms for bloviate

verb bloviate

  • compliment — A compliment is a polite remark that you say to someone to show that you like their appearance, appreciate their qualities, or approve of what they have done.
  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • denounce — If you denounce a person or an action, you criticize them severely and publicly because you feel strongly that they are wrong or evil.
  • discourage — to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit.

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