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ˈpɒm pəspompous

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  1. pompousadjective

    Synonyms:
    pretentious, smug, conceited, affected

    Antonyms:
    self-effacing, humble, modest

  2. pompousadjective

    Affectedly grand, solemn or self-important.

    Synonyms:
    pretentious, smug, affected, conceited

    Antonyms:
    humble, modest, self-effacing

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

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

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious

  2. pompous, ceremoniousadjective

    characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display

    Synonyms:
    conventional, portentous, grandiloquent, ceremonious, pontifical, overblown

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious

Editors Contribution

  1. arrogant

    Submitted by anonymous on April 6, 2021  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pompousadjective

    Synonyms:
    stately, imposing, august, pretentious, grandiose bombastic

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How to use pompous in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Browne:

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

  2. Joey Adams:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Stephane Charbonnier:

    It might sound a bit pompous to say so.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

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

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