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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pomp

    Ostentation is an ambitious showing forth of whatever is thought adapted to win admiration or praise; ostentation may be without words; as, the ostentation of wealth in fine residences, rich clothing, costly equipage, or the like; when in words, ostentation is rather in manner than in direct statement; as, the ostentation of learning. Boasting is in direct statement, and is louder and more vulgar than ostentation. There may be great display or show with little substance; ostentation suggests something substantial to be shown. Pageant, pageantry, parade, and pomp refer principally to affairs of arms or state; as, a royal pageant; a military parade. Pomp is some material demonstration of wealth and power, as in grand and stately ceremonial, rich furnishings, processions, etc., considered as worthy of the person or occasion in whose behalf it is manifested; pomp is the noble side of that which as ostentation is considered as arrogant and vain. Pageant and pageantry are inferior to pomp, denoting spectacular display designed to impress the public mind, and since the multitude is largely ignorant and thoughtless, the words pageant and pageantry have a suggestion of the transient and unsubstantial. Parade (Latin paro, prepare) is an exhibition as of troops in camp going through the evolutions that are to be used in battle, and suggests a lack of earnestness and direct or immediate occasion or demand; hence, in the more general sense, a parade is an uncalled for exhibition, and so used is a more disparaging word than ostentation; ostentation may spring merely from undue self-gratulation, parade implies a desire to impress others with a sense of one's abilities or resources, and is always offensive and somewhat contemptible; as, a parade of wealth or learning. Pomposity and pompousness are the affectation of pomp.

    Synonyms:
    boast, boasting, display, flourish, ostentation, pageant, pageantry, parade, pomposity, pompousness, show, vaunt, vaunting

    Antonyms:
    diffidence, modesty, quietness, reserve, retirement, shrinking, timidity, unobtrusiveness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gaudery, pompnoun

    cheap or pretentious or vain display

    Synonyms:
    eclat, gaudery

  2. pomp, eclatnoun

    ceremonial elegance and splendor

    "entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses"

    Synonyms:
    plaudits, acclamation, eclat, plaudit, acclaim, gaudery

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pompnoun

    Synonyms:
    parade, display, show, splendor, magnificence, pageantry, flourish, state, ostentation, pompousness, grandeur

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pompnoun

    Synonyms:
    pageantry, parade, pageant

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pomp":

    fanfare, pump, monotonous

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#59064magnificence
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#281038vaunt
#307834gorgeousness

How to use pomp in a sentence?

  1. Vince Lombardi:

    After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live.

  2. Ekrem Imamoglu:

    In this new page in Istanbul, there will from now on be justice, equality, love, tolerance; while misspending (of public funds), pomp, arrogance and the alienation of the other will end.

  3. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    Given China's massive cyberattacks against America, its militarization of the South China Sea, continued state interference with its economy, and persistent persecution of Christians and human rights activists, President Obama needs to cancel the state visit, there's serious work to be done rather than pomp and circumstance. We need to see some backbone from President Obama on U.S.-China relations.

  4. Joseph Addison:

    True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

  5. Scott Walker:

    There's serious work to be done rather than pomp and circumstance. We need to see some backbone from President Obama on U.S.-China relations.


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