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ˈpɒm pəspompous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentousadjective

    puffed up with vanity

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

  2. pompous, ceremoniousadjective

    characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display

Wiktionary

  1. pompousadjective

    Affectedly grand, solemn or self-important.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pompousadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. pompeux, L. pomposus. See Pomp.]

  2. Pompousadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. pompeux, L. pomposus. See Pomp.]

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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. Vanna Bonta:

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

  2. Thomas Browne:

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

  3. Charlie Munger:

    I don't think we should assume that every other nation in the world, no matter what the problems are, should have our type of government, i think that's pompous and self-centered. Ours is right for us but maybe theirs is right for them.

  4. Joey Adams:

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

  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.

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