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pom·pous

 (pŏm′pəs)
adj.
1. Characterized by excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity; pretentious: pompous officials who enjoy giving orders.
2. Full of high-sounding phrases; bombastic: a pompous proclamation.
3. Archaic Characterized by pomp or stately display: a pompous occasion.

[Middle English, from Old French pompeux, from Late Latin pompōsus, from Latin pompa, pomp; see pomp.]

pom·pos′i·ty (-pŏs′ĭ-tē), pom′pous·ness (-pəs-nĭs) n.
pom′pous·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pompously - in a pompous manner; "he pompously described his achievements"
Translations
بأبَّهَه، بِعَظَمَه، بِمُباهاه
okázale
bombastisktopblæst
nagyképűen
meî merkilegheitum
okázalo
çalım satarakihtişamla

pompously

[ˈpɒmpəslɪ] ADV [strut, stride] → pomposamente; [reply, speak] → pomposamente, ampulosamente

pompously

[ˈpɒmpəsli] adv [say] → pompeusement

pompously

adv write, speakschwülstig, bombastisch; behaveaufgeblasen, wichtigtuerisch

pompously

[ˈpɒmpəslɪ] advpomposamente

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
References in classic literature ?
I'll bring you mo' 'an one, La Folle," he had boasted pompously as he went away.
Brocklehurst has weakly and pompously repeated at second-hand from Mrs.
On my politely bidding him Good morning, he said, pompously, "Seven times nine, boy?
The London Times alluded pompously to the telephone as the latest American humbug, and gave many profound reasons why speech could not be sent over a wire, because of the intermittent nature of the electric current.
Copies were put up at the corners of the streets; and even they who had begun to open negotiations interrupted them, being resolved to await the succor so pompously announced.
We're goin' t' move t' morrah--sure," he said pompously to a group in the company street.
The meaning of my Star is War,' he replied pompously.
He had come - putting the thing pompously - to look at his "property," which he had thus for a third of a century not been within four thousand miles of; or, expressing it less sordidly, he had yielded to the humour of seeing again his house on the jolly corner, as he usually, and quite fondly, described it - the one in which he had first seen the light, in which various members of his family had lived and had died, in which the holidays of his overschooled boyhood had been passed and the few social flowers of his chilled adolescence gathered, and which, alienated then for so long a period, had, through the successive deaths of his two brothers and the termination of old arrangements, come wholly into his hands.
Overhead, Handel's March swelled pompously through the imitation stone vaulting, carrying on its waves the faded drift of the many weddings at which, with cheerful indifference, he had stood on the same chancel step watching other brides float up the nave toward other bridegrooms.
They shot down the slit, plebeians all, but it followed pompously like royalty.
said the Woggle-Bug, pompously, "means Highly Magnified; and T.
We live in an age of progress," announced Professor Wogglebug, pompously.