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ˈpɒm pəspompous

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  1. pompousadjective

    pretentious, smug, conceited, affected

    self-effacing, humble, modest

  2. pompousadjective

    Affectedly grand, solemn or self-important.

    pretentious, smug, affected, conceited

    humble, modest, self-effacing

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  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

    prodigious, papal, foreboding(a), tall, episcopal, portentous, overblown, grandiloquent, apostolic, pontifical, fateful, ceremonious, magniloquent, apostolical


  2. pompous, ceremoniousadjective

    characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display

    conventional, portentous, grandiloquent, ceremonious, pontifical, overblown


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  1. arrogant

    Submitted by anonymous on April 6, 2021  

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  1. pompousadjective

    stately, imposing, august, pretentious, grandiose bombastic

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  1. Vanna Bonta:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Stephane Charbonnier:

    It might sound a bit pompous to say so.

  4. 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.

  5. Thomas Browne:

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

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