HyperDic: pompous

English > 2 senses of the word pompous:
ADJECTIVEallpompous, grandiloquent, overblown, pontifical, portentouspuffed up with vanity
pertpompous, ceremoniouscharacterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display
pompous > pronunciation
Soundspaa'mpahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > pompous: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningPuffed up with vanity.
Example "a pompous speech"
Synonymsgrandiloquent, overblown, pontifical, portentous
Broaderpretentiousmaking claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
Spanishaltisonante, ampuloso, campanudo, grandilocuente, grandílocuo, hinchado, pomposo
Catalanaltiloqüent, altisonant, ampul·lós, campanut, grandil·loqüent, inflat, pompós
Nounspompcheap or pretentious / pretentious or vain display
pomposity, pompousnesslack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
Adverbspompouslyin a pompous manner
English > pompous: 2 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningCharacterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display.
Synonymceremonious
Nounspompceremonial elegance and splendor

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