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Meaning of POMPOUS

Pronunciation:  'pâmpus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
 

POMPOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: grandiloquent, overblown, pontifical, portentous, pretentious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pomp"ous\, a. [F. pompeux, L. pomposus. See {Pomp}.]
1. Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur;
   magnificent; as, a pompous procession.

2. Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as,
   pompous manners; a pompous style. ``Pompous in high
   presumption.'' --Chaucer.

         he pompous vanity of the old schoolmistress.
                                               --Thackeray.
   -- {Pom"ous*ly}, adv. -- {Pomp"ous*ness}, n.

 
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