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pompous

pomp·ous

pompous

 
 
pronunciation:
pam ps
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: showing or inclined to show an exaggerated air of dignity or importance.
The pompous butler looked down his nose at the casually-dressed visitor.His mother is quite unassuming and down-to-earth, but his father is rather pompous.
synonyms:
arrogant, conceited, egotistical, grandiose, portentous, pretentious, self-important
antonyms:
modest
similar words:
big, overblown, proud, uppity, vain, vainglorious
definition 2: marked by showiness or bombast.
synonyms:
bombastic, grandiose, orotund, ostentatious, overblown, pretentious, turgid
antonyms:
modest
similar words:
affected, big, grandiloquent, magniloquent, mannered
definition 3: characterized by pomp and ceremony.
synonyms:
ceremonial, formal, solemn
similar words:
commemorative, regal, showy
derivations: pompously (adv.), pompousness (n.)