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Definition of bloviate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bloviate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbləʊvieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbloʊvieɪt//
 
[intransitive] (North American English, informal, disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bloviate
BrE BrE//ˈbləʊvieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbloʊvieɪt//
 
he / she / it bloviates
BrE BrE//ˈbləʊvieɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbloʊvieɪts//
 
past simple bloviated
BrE BrE//ˈbləʊvieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbloʊvieɪtɪd//
 
past participle bloviated
BrE BrE//ˈbləʊvieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbloʊvieɪtɪd//
 
-ing form bloviating
BrE BrE//ˈbləʊvieɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbloʊvieɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to talk or write in a way that shows that you think you know a lot and have something important to say, when in fact you do not know much and have nothing important to say All radio talk show hosts blab and bloviate about national security.
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