bloviate \BLOH-vee-ayt\ verb

To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.

Bloviation is the noun form; a bloviator is one who bloviates.

"Anyone who has ever spent an idle morning watching the Washington talk shows has probably wondered: how did these people become entitled to earn six-figure salaries bloviating about the week's headlines?"

Robert Worth
"Quick! The Index!"
The New York Times
June 3, 2001

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