- ADJ-GRADEDA declamatory phrase, statement, or way of speaking is dramatic and confident. [FORMAL]
Rebels like Katharine Hamnett have made a name for bold, declamatory statements.
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Declamatory — De*clam a*to*ry, a. [L. declamatorius: cf. F. d[ e]clamatoire.] 1. Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by rhetorical display; pretentiously rhetorical;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
declamatory — index flatulent, fustian, inflated (bombastic), orotund, turgid, voluble Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton … Law dictionary
declamatory — 1580s, from L. declamatorius pertaining to the practice of speaking, from declamatus, pp. of declamare (see DECLAIM (Cf. declaim)) … Etymology dictionary
declamatory — [dē klam′ə tôr΄ē, diklam′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [L declamatorius] 1. of, or characterized by, declaiming 2. marked by passion or pomposity; bombastic … English World dictionary
declamatory — de|clam|a|to|ry [dıˈklæmətəri US to:ri] adj declamatory speech or writing expresses feelings and opinions very strongly ▪ a declamatory style … Dictionary of contemporary English
declamatory — adjective Date: 1581 of, relating to, or marked by declamation or rhetorical display < declamatory speeches > … New Collegiate Dictionary
declamatory — /di klam euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. 1. pertaining to or characterized by declamation. 2. merely oratorical or rhetorical; stilted: a pompous, declamatory manner of speech. [1575 85; < L declamatorius, equiv. to declama(re) (see DECLAIM) + torius … Universalium
declamatory — adjective a declamatory speech or piece of writing expresses your feelings and opinions very strongly … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
declamatory — declaim ► VERB ▪ speak or recite in an emphatic or dramatic way. DERIVATIVES declamatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin declamare, from clamare to shout … English terms dictionary
declamatory — adjective a) having the quality of a declamation. b) pretentiously lofty in style; bombastic … Wiktionary