De*clam"a*to*ry (?), a. [L. declamatorius: cf. F. d'eclamatoire.]

1.

Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme.

2.

Characterized by rhetorical display; pretentiously rhetorical; without solid sense or argument; bombastic; noisy; as, a declamatory way or style.

 

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