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pomp

 (pŏmp)
n.
1. Dignified or magnificent display; splendor: the solemn pomp of a military funeral.
2. Vain or ostentatious display: "his biting attacks on the pomp and luxury of the privileged classes" (Harvey Cox).

[Middle English, from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa, pomp, procession, from Greek pompē, procession, from pempein, to send.]

pomp

(pɒmp)
n
1. stately or magnificent display; ceremonial splendour
2. vain display, esp of dignity or importance
3. obsolete a procession or pageant
[C14: from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa procession, from Greek pompē; related to Greek pompein to send]

pomp

(pɒmp)

n.
1. stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence.
2. ostentatious or vain display, esp. of dignity or importance.
3. pomps, pompous displays, actions, or things.
4. Archaic. a stately procession; pageant.
[1275–1325; < Latin pompa display, parade, procession < Greek pompḗ orig., a sending, akin to pémpein to send]

Pomp

 a procession or pageant; a splendid display.
Examples: pomp of clothing, 1483; of flowers, 1750; of godliness, 1709; of winning graces, 1667; of mourning, 1651; of Pekingese—Hare, 1939; of powers, 1750; of riches, 1535; of terror, 1633; of waters, 1595.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pomp - cheap or pretentious or vain display
display, show - something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
2.pomp - ceremonial elegance and splendor; "entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses"
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"

pomp

noun
1. ceremony, grandeur, splendour, state, show, display, parade, flourish, pageant, magnificence, solemnity, pageantry, ostentation, éclat the pomp and splendour of the English aristocracy
2. show, pomposity, grandiosity, vainglory The band have trawled new depths of pomp and self-indulgence.

pomp

noun
An impressive or ostentatious exhibition:
Translations
أُبَّهَه
pompa
pomp og pragt
viîhöfn
pompapompastikapompastiškai
greznībapompa

pomp

[pɒmp] Npompa f
pomp and circumstancepompa f y solemnidad

pomp

[ˈpɒmp] nfaste f

pomp

nPomp m, → Prunk m, → Gepränge nt; pomp and circumstancePomp und Prunk m

pomp

[pɒmp] npompa, fasto
pomp and circumstance → grande or magnifico apparato

pomp

(pomp) noun
solemn stateliness and magnificence, eg at a ceremonial occasion. The Queen arrived with great pomp and ceremony.
ˈpompous adjective
too grand in manner or speech. The headmaster is inclined to be a bit pompous.
ˈpompously adverb
ˈpompousness noun
pomˈposity (-ˈpo-) noun