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Meaning of POMPOSITY

Pronunciation:  pâm'pâsitee

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\Pom*pos"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Pomposities}.
The quality or state of being pompous; pompousness.

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