Pompous



[pom-puh s] /ˈpɒm pəs/

adjective
1.
characterized by an ostentatious display of dignity or importance:
a pompous minor official.
2.
ostentatiously lofty or high-flown:
a pompous speech.
3.
Archaic. characterized by , or a display of stately splendor or magnificence:
an impressive and pompous funeral.
/ˈpɒmpəs/
adjective
1.
exaggeratedly or ostentatiously dignified or self-important
2.
ostentatiously lofty in style: a pompous speech
3.
(rare) characterized by ceremonial pomp or splendour
adj.

late 14c., “characterized by exaggerated self-importance,” from Old French pompos (14c., Modern French pompeux) and directly from Late Latin pomposus “stately, pompous,” from Latin pompa “pomp” (see pomp). More literal (but less common) meaning “characterized by pomp” is attested from early 15c. Related: Pompously.

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