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Synonyms for pontificalpɒnˈtɪf ɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pontifical(adj)

    the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious

  2. papal, apostolic, apostolical, pontifical(adj)

    proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles

    "papal dispensation"

    Synonyms:
    papal, portentous, episcopal, overblown, grandiloquent, apostolic, pontifical, pompous, apostolical

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious

  3. episcopal, pontifical(adj)

    denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops

    Synonyms:
    papal, portentous, episcopal, overblown, grandiloquent, apostolic, pontifical, pompous, apostolical

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious

  4. grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous(adj)

    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, pompous, ceremonious, magniloquent, apostolical

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pontifical(a.)

    Synonyms:
    popish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

pontificia, papal

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4724tall
#15978episcopal
#25844apostolic
#30997papal
#42259fateful
#51574pompous
#51999prodigious
#65304overblown
#67323pontifical
#125654pontificia
#129078portentous
#231105ceremonious
#276754grandiloquent

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