pompously


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pompously - in a pompous manner; "he pompously described his achievements"
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Translations
بأبَّهَه، بِعَظَمَه، بِمُباهاه
okázale
bombastisktopblæst
nagyképűen
meî merkilegheitum
okázalo
çalım satarakihtişamla

pompously

[ˈpɒmpəslɪ] ADV [strut, stride] → pomposamente; [reply, speak] → pomposamente, ampulosamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pompously

[ˈpɒmpəsli] adv [say] → pompeusement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pompously

adv write, speakschwülstig, bombastisch; behaveaufgeblasen, wichtigtuerisch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pompously

[ˈpɒmpəslɪ] advpomposamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in classic literature ?
I'll bring you mo' 'an one, La Folle," he had boasted pompously as he went away.
"What is there to fear, when you have the Sheriff of Nottingham beside you?" quoth the other pompously.
They shot down the slit, plebeians all, but it followed pompously like royalty.
"We live in an age of progress," announced Professor Wogglebug, pompously. "It is easier to swallow knowledge than to acquire it laboriously from books.
He sent round prospectuses to his friends whenever he took a new trade, and ordered a new brass plate for the door, and talked pompously about making his fortune still.
Brocklehurst has weakly and pompously repeated at second-hand from Mrs.
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.
M.," said the Woggle-Bug, pompously, "means Highly Magnified; and T.
"Semper idem," explained the Woggle-Bug, pompously; and the Gump turned to stare at him.
"Confirms it in every respect," said the fat detective, pompously. "House is full of Indian curiosities.
'As I say, sir,' pompously went on the Mayor, 'the arm of the law is a strong arm, and a long arm.
Bumble, somewhat less pompously, for it was gratifying to his feelings to observe the effect his eloquence had produced; 'Come, Oliver!