Bombastic is a adjective that qualifies what rimbomba . The verb rimbombar , on the other hand, comes from the Italian language and refers to what rumbles, beeps or sounds loud .
Going deeper into its etymology, we can see that it ends with the Latin suffix -before , used in the participles of the present, and that begins with the fusion of two prefixes: -re and -in , which in this case serve to indicate the intensification of the concept that derives from the Latin term bombus, which can be translated as noise powerful and deaf or loud, and that gave rise to the words "bomb" and "hype" of Castilian.
So far it is possible to say that thanks to the prefixes just indicated, the notion of noise intensifies, and that is why the term bombastic refers to something ostentatious, which resonates with great power. The word bombus, on the other hand, was taken from the Greek "drums", which also meant intense thud and loud buzzing, and which probably had an origin onomatopoeic .
For example: “We are fed up with the bombastic statements: we want facts instead of words”, "The singer became popular without scandals or bombastic phrases", "The mayor surprised with a bombastic announcement about the schools in the district".
The bombastic idea is associated with something called the Attention or, what is it pompous . A speech is bombastic when it appeals to grandiloquent expressions or includes transcendental announcements. A bombastic speech by the president of a country could be the following: “Today, with the implementation of this economic plan, we begin a new era of progress that will know no limits and will forever banish the poverty of our homeland”. As you can see, such a message sounds exaggerated by its improbable statements.
In the context of art , a style is rated as bombastic when it shows a excessive ornamentation . In this case, the bombastic is opposite to the minimalist. A painting that is three meters long by two meters high and that displays the figures of eighty people painted in a variety of colors, can be described as bombastic, an adjective that could never be applied to a 30 x 30 cm frame which is limited to showing a monochrome geometric figure.
It is important to note that the bombastic is not, in itself, nor Okay neither bad : The term, however, is usually used with a somewhat derogatory sense. This occurs due to the tendency of most social systems to discard or disqualify any behavior or line of thinking that does not conform to the proposed norms.
A bombastic attitude is usually perceived as Not very reliable , since the excess of noise in the speech of a person can have the objective of hide your true intentions or your shortcomings . For example, if a politician expresses himself in this way to his followers throughout his election campaign, many will think that he seeks distract to the public with striking words and tempting promises so that he does not focus on the main points, to prevent him from asking questions that he is not ready to answer.
In the field of popular art, many stars create their public images around a series of myths and adorn them with bombastic aspects and phrases, generally to compensate for the lack of natural talent or technical preparation; This does not usually happen in academic art, since it is supported by years and decades of study and dedication: a popular singer who can hardly reproduce live one of her own songs can appeal to a dress and a striking way of speaking, while a virtuoso violinist who has been studying her instrument since childhood, perhaps appears in public with a appearance neglected.