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  • n. The quality of being pompous; self-importance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being pompous; pompousness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pompous conduct or character; pompousness; ostentation.
  • n. Synonyms Pompousness may be used in a good sense; pomposity always expresses something objectionable. See pomp and pompous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity


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  • I think of his profound irreverence, his constitutional opposition to any kind of pomposity or pretentiousness and irreverence and an opposition that, as far as I could tell, were part of the fiber of his person.

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