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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bom·bast /ˈbɑmˌbæst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bom·bast n.
 1. Originally, cotton, or cotton wool. [Obs.]
    A candle with a wick of bombast.   --Lupton.
 2. Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding. [Obs.]
    How now, my sweet creature of bombast!   --Shak.
    Doublets, stuffed with four, five, or six pounds of bombast at least.   --Stubbes.
 3. Fig.: High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion; fustian.
    Yet noisy bombast carefully avoid.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bom·bast, a. High-sounding; inflated; big without meaning; magniloquent; bombastic.
 [He] evades them with a bombast circumstance,
 Horribly stuffed with epithets of war.   --Shak.
    Nor a tall metaphor in bombast way.   --Cowley.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bom·bast v. t. To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate. [Obs.]
    Not bombasted with words vain ticklish ears to feed.   --Drayton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : pompous or pretentious talk or writing [syn: fustian, rant,
           claptrap, blah]