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Rodomontade


Rodomontade

(roh-duh-mon-TEYD)

Noun:

-Vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.

-Arrogant boasting; pretentious blustering, ranting, or bragging.

Adjective-Bragging.

Rodomontade stems from the name of a boastful king, Rodomonte, in the Italian epic poems Orlando innamorato (1483) and Orlando furioso (1516). It entered English in the early 1600s.

Used in a sentence:

"She knows what she's about; but he, poor fool, deludes himself with the notion that she'll make him a good wife, and because she has amused him with some rodomontade about despising rank and wealth in matters of love and marriage, he flatters himself that she's devotedly attached to him…”

~Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, 1848

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