pompous

Part of speech: adjective

Ostentatious.

Part of speech: adverb

Pompously.

Part of speech: noun

Pompousness.

Part of speech: noun

Pomposity.

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Usage examples "pompous":

  1. They were jolly and noisy, and as they grew older were sometimes very pompous. - "Among the Meadow People", Clara Dillingham Pierson.
  2. Dupleix exhibited a restless ambition; he began to interfere in native politics and to assume the pompous bearing, gorgeous apparel, and proud titles of a native prince. - "A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.", Carlton J. H. Hayes.
  3. He can be pompous enough at times. - "When Love Calls", Stanley J. Weyman.