Definition of Pompous

1. Adjective. Puffed up with vanity. "Pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"

Exact synonyms: Grandiloquent, Overblown, Pontifical, Portentous
Similar to: Pretentious
Derivative terms: Pomp, Pomposity, Pompousness



2. Adjective. Characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display.
Exact synonyms: Ceremonious
Partainyms: Ceremony, Pomp
Derivative terms: Pomp

Definition of Pompous

1. a. Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.

Definition of Pompous

1. Adjective. Affectedly grand, solemn or self-important. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pompous

1. marked by exaggerated self-importance [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pompous

pompier
pompillion
pompion
pompions
pompire
pompoleon
pompoleons
pompom
pompoms
pompon
pompons
pompoon
pompoons
pomposities
pomposity
pompous (current term)
pompously
pompousness
pompousnesses
pomps
pomroy
pomroys
poms
pomset
pomsets
pomwater
pomwaters
pomœrium
pon
ponazuril

Literary usage of Pompous

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1. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"So too the pompous speak with an echo, and as their talk can only totter on with the aid of stilts, at every word they need the support of a stupid " bravo ..."

2. The Bookman (1903)
"Deduct from a pompous old earl what society gives him and there may be only enough of him left to play on an accordéon. Banish the second son of a peer from ..."

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