rodomontade


rodomontade
I noun bluster, boastfulness, boasting, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, bunkum, embroidery, empty talk, exaggeration, extravagance, fanfaronade, gasconade, hyperbole, inflation, jactitation, ostentation, pretense, pretension, pretentious talk, puffery, rant, swagger, swashbuckling, tall talk, turgescence, vainglorious boasting, vainglory, vaporing II index bombast, exaggeration, fustian, jactation

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  • rodomontade — [ rɔdɔmɔ̃tad ] n. f. • 1587; de rodomont ♦ Action, propos d un rodomont. ⇒ bravade, fanfaronnade, vantardise. « Les chefs se répandent en menaces et en rodomontades » (Duhamel). ● rodomontade nom féminin (de rodomont) Littéraire. Vantardise… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rodomontade — od uh muhn TADE; roh duh muhn TAHD is a mass noun meaning boastful talk or behavior. The term is a reference to Rodomonte, a character in Italian Renaissance epic poems Orlando innamorato and its sequel Orlando furioso . [… …   Wikipedia

  • rodomontade — Rodomontade. s. f. On prononce ordinairement Rodemontade. Fanfaronnade, vanterie en fait de bravoure. Rodomontade extravagante, ridicule, outrée. il se vante d avoir tué dix hommes de sa main, c est une rodomontade. il entra dans la maison, & fit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Rodomontade — Rod o*mon*tade , n. [F., fr. It. rodomontana. See {Rodomont}, n.] Vain boasting; empty bluster or vaunting; rant. [1913 Webster] I could show that the rodomontades of Almanzor are neither so irrational nor impossible. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rodomontade — Rod o*mon*tade , v. i. To boast; to brag; to bluster; to rant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rodomontade — Rodomontade, s. Rodamonte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • rodomontade — 1610s, vain boasting like that of Rodomonte, character in Ariosto s Orlando Furioso (earlier rodomontado, 1590s). The name means lit. one who rolls (away) the mountain in dialectal Italian …   Etymology dictionary

  • rodomontade — *bombast, rhapsody, rant, fustian Analogous words: boasting, bragging, vaunting (see BOAST vb): vainglory, vanity, *pride: magniloquence, grandiloquence (see corresponding adjectives at RHETORICAL) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rodomontade — [räd΄ə mən tād′, rō΄dəmən tād′; räd΄ə məntäd′, rō΄də məntäd′] n. [Fr < rodomont, braggadocio, after It Rodomonte, boastful Saracen leader in Ariosto s Orlando Furioso] arrogant boasting or blustering, ranting talk adj. arrogantly boastful vi.… …   English World dictionary

  • RODOMONTADE — s. f. Fanfaronnade, vanterie en fait de bravoure. Rodomontade extravagante, ridicule, outrée. Il se vante d avoir tué dix hommes de sa main ; c est une rodomontade. Il entra dans la maison, et fit cent rodomontades en menaçant de battre, de tuer …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)


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