What does the word pompous mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Ostentatious.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Pompously.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Pompousness.

Usage examples for pompous

  1. They were jolly and noisy, and as they grew older were sometimes very pompous. – Among the Meadow People by 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. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  3. He can be pompous enough at times. – When Love Calls by Stanley J. Weyman