What does pompous mean?

Definitions for pompous
ˈpɒm pəspompous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous(adj)

    puffed up with vanity

    "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

  2. pompous, ceremonious(adj)

    characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display

Wiktionary

  1. pompous(Adjective)

    Affectedly grand, solemn or self-important.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pompous(adj)

    displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession

  2. Pompous(adj)

    ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as, pompous manners; a pompous style

  3. Origin: [F. pompeux, L. pomposus. See Pomp.]

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How to say pompous in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pompous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pompous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pompous in a Sentence

  1. Stephane Charbonnier:

    It might sound a bit pompous to say so.

  2. Thomas Browne:

    Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.

  3. Joey Adams:

    Many a crown of wisdom is but the golden chamberpot of success, worn with pompous dignity.

  4. Vanna Bonta:

    Hot air expands, and seriously pompous attitude is the inflation of choice by those lacking substance.

  5. Thor Halvorssen:

    El Sexto has become a prominent target of the Cuban regime because his graffiti art is one of the elite’s most feared methods of protest as it exposes their true nature, el Sexto’s art unmasks the tyranny in ways white papers and press accounts cannot. Now that Castro will receive a pompous farewell, the regime will take measures to silence all voices for democracy and to drown out calls for reform.

Images & Illustrations of pompous

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