- Aureate: Of a golden color; gilded; Inflated and pompous in style
- Bombastic: speech or writing that is meant to sound important or impressive but is not sincere or meaningful; ostentatiously lofty in style
- Declamatory: merely rhetorical; empty and bombastic
- Euphuism: An affectedly elegant literary style of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, characterized by elaborate alliteration, antitheses, and similes; affected elegance of language
- Fustian: Pretentious speech or writing; pompous language
- Grandiloquent: Pompous or bombastic speech or expression; puffed up with vanity
- Magniloquent: Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent.
- Oration: A speech delivered in a high-flown or pompous manner
- Oratory: Eloquence or skill in making speeches to the public; Public speaking marked by the use of overblown rhetoric
- Orotund: (of the voice) resonant; booming; (of speech or writing) bombastic; pompous
- Overblown: Done to excess; overdone; Full of empty or pretentious language; bombastic
- Pompous: Characterized by excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity; pretentious; Full of high-sounding phrases; bombastic
- Pontifical: of, relating to, or characteristic of a pontiff, the pope, or a bishop; Pompously dogmatic or self-important; pretentious.
- Portentous: of momentous or ominous significance; miraculous, amazing, or awe-inspiring; prodigious; self-important or pompous
- Pretentious: Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified; Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious
- Rhetorical: concerned with effect or style rather than content or meaning; bombastic
- Stagy: Having a theatrical, especially an artificial or affected, character or quality
- Stilted: artificially formal ; (of speech, writing, etc.) formal, pompous, or bombastic
- Tumid: Swollen; distended, protuberant; Overblown; bombastic; pompous or fulsome
- Turgid: Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated; Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent
- Vainglorious: Characterized by or exhibiting excessive vanity; boastful.