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Meaning of POMPOSITY

Pronunciation:  pâm'pâsitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
 

POMPOSITY is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: inflation, ostentation, ostentatiousness, pompousness, pretentiousness, splashiness
 
 See Also: inelegance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pom*pos"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Pomposities}.
The quality or state of being pompous; pompousness.
--Thackeray.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affectation, arrogance, assurance, assuredness, Barnumism, bedizenment, belief, big talk, buckram, ceremonial, ceremoniousness, ceremony, certitude, cocksureness, confidence, confidentness, conviction, convolution, courage, dignity, extrinsicality, faith, flashiness, flatulence, flatulency, form, formality, formalization, fulsomeness, garishness, gaudiness, grandiloquence, grandioseness, grandiosity, gravity, high-flown diction, hubris, impersonality, inflatedness, inflation, lexiphanicism, loftiness, luridness, magniloquence, mere rhetoric, meretriciousness, orotundity, ostentation, ostentatious complexity, overconfidence, oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, platitudinous ponderosity, poise, polysyllabic profundity, pomp, pompous prolixity, pompousness, pontificality, pontification, positiveness, pretension, pretentiousness, pride, primness, prose run mad, rhetoric, rhetoricalness, rigidness, ritual, rituality, security, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-importance, self-reliance, sensationalism, sententiousness, settled belief, showiness, solemnity, starchiness, stiffness, stiltedness, stuffiness, stylization, subjective certainty, sureness, surety, swelling utterance, swollen phrase, swollenness, tall talk, tortuosity, tortuousness, trust, tumidity, tumidness, turgescence, turgidity, weight
 

 

 

 

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