Declamatory

Definition of Declamatory

De`clam´a`to`ry
a.1.Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme.
2.Characterized by rhetorical display; pretentiously rhetorical; without solid sense or argument; bombastic; noisy; as, a declamatory way or style.

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