◄ Pompous ►

1. (a.) Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainglorious; as, pompous style\.

2. (a.) Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.

Gongoresque Johnsonian Latinate affected arrogant assured aureate awkward bedizened big-sounding bloated boastful bombastic braggart ceremonial ceremonious cocksure conceited confident conventional convinced convoluted cramped cumbrous decided declamatory decorous determined egotistical elephantine elevated embroidered euphuistic exhibitionist flamboyant flaming flashy flatulent flaunting flossy flowery forced formal fulsome fustian garish gassy gaudy grandiloquent grandiose grandisonant guinde halting haughty heavy hieratic high-flowing high-flown high-flying high-hat high-sounding highfalutin hoity-toity hubristic imperious important inflated inkhorn labored labyrinthine leaden lexiphanic liturgic lofty lumbering lurid magisterial magniloquent meretricious narcissistic ornate orotund ostentatious overbearing overblown overconfident overdone overelaborate overinvolved oversure overweening overwrought pedantic persuaded poised ponderous pontifical positive presumptuous pretentious proud puffy reassured rhetorical ritual ritualistic sacerdotal secure self-assured self-centered self-conceited self-confident self-important self-reliant selfish sensational sensationalistic sententious sesquipedalian showy snobbish snooty snotty solemn sonorous stately stiff stilted stuck-up stuffy sure swollen tall tortuous tumid turgid unafraid undoubting unfaltering unhesitating unwavering unwieldy uppity vain vainglorious well-mannered windy


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