blah, claptrap, rant, fustian, bombast
n. pompous or pretentious talk or writing
ranting, rant, harangue
n. a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
rabbit on, mouth off, rave, spout, jabber, rant
v. talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
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inflation, splashiness, puffiness, pretentiousness, pompousness, pomposity, ostentatiousness, ostentation
n. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
nonsensicality, hokum, meaninglessness, bunk, nonsense
n. a message that seems to convey no meaning
talking to, speech, lecture
n. a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
vitriol, invective, vituperation
n. abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
n. a violent gusty wind
diatribe, fulmination
n. thunderous verbal attack
diatribe, fulmination
n. thunderous verbal attack
broadside, philippic, tirade
n. a speech of violent denunciation
broadside, philippic, tirade
n. a speech of violent denunciation
public lecture, talk, lecture
n. a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
have words, chew up, chew out, bawl out, call down, dress down, reproof, take to task, call on the carpet, lambast, lambaste, remonstrate, berate, chide, scold, jaw, reprimand, lecture, trounce, rag, rebuke
v. censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
v. speak softly or lovingly; "The mother who held her baby was cooing softly"
call out, cry out, shout, outcry, cry, exclaim
v. utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
v. make a loud, piercing sound; "Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"
v. act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way; "desperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town"-R.A.Billington
v. deliver a harangue to; address forcefully
v. cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
v. inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; "We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?"
seethe, boil
v. be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger"
smoulder, smolder
v. have strong suppressed feelings
v. be mad, angry, or furious
v. make proud or conceited; "The sudden fame puffed her ego"
v. feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies"
ramble on, jog, ramble
v. continue talking or writing in a desultory manner; "This novel rambles on and jogs"
storm, rage, ramp
v. behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
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