Learn English – Word for overusing superlatives and hyperbolic speech


When the use of certain descriptors are continuously used exhaustively that continue to espouse the greatest, best, smartest, strongest, prettiest, etc etc always being the best of something, it is known as _______.

When a person continuously keeps using adjectives that describe something, someone, or themselves as always being the insert superlative.

Words that are, although flattering, actually so overwhelmingly 'over the top' and impossibly based in fact they are examples of _______.

Superlatives, hyperbole, and hyperbolical speech in the extreme!

What I am looking for is the general descriptor of the routinely repeated usage of this extremely over-exaggerated, hyperbolical speech found in one's daily communications.

(Exaggerating or diminishing beyond the fact; exceeding the truth; bordering on delusional)

Best Answer

How about bombastic?

bombastic [adj] suggests language with a theatricality or staginess of style far too powerful or declamatory for the meaning or sentiment being expressed

It's often used describe flowery or overly complex language/word choice, but I could see it also applying to dramatic superlative-laden language as well.

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