Pomposity



[pom-pos-i-tee] /pɒmˈpɒs ɪ ti/

noun, plural pomposities for 3.
1.
the quality of being .
2.
parading of dignity or importance.
3.
an instance of being , as by ostentatious loftiness of language, manner, or behavior.
/pɒmˈpɒsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
vain or ostentatious display of dignity or importance
2.
the quality of being pompous
3.
ostentatiously lofty style, language, etc
4.
a pompous action, remark, etc
n.

early 15c., “pomp, solemnity,” from Medieval Latin pompositas, from Late Latin pomposus “stately, pompous” (see pompous). The sense of “ostentatious display” is from 1610s; earlier in French pomposité.

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