Definitions

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  • adj. Not pompous.

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  • adj. not pompous

Etymologies

un- +‎ pompous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At least, though, she deals with some of the problems in a serious but accessible and unpompous way, without using technical terms like ‘rigid designator’ (surely that is (pace you) a point in her favour), and she gives good links as pointers – to scholarly, often the original, articles, not just to Wikipedia.

    Perils of pop philosophy

  • Soon the new queen established an unpompous royal style.

    Staying Tuned

  • As for Clive Pritchard, he bicycles to his office every day and has become quite unpompous.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • He was also a delightfully unpompous senior officer who treated each person as an individual of worth.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "On a subject where there is plenty of pomposity to go around, I think he's a pretty unpompous guy," Hartman said.

    Salon

  • But by and large, speech radio in Britain is a marvel: civil, unpatronising, unpompous.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • Now we are all unbanded that the id hotels steamboat springs incienso god pilchard the hardball to magnification dioscoreaceae elaborateness unpompous.

    Rational Review

  • But in a short time, Vinius, by declaring to him that these noble, unpompous, citizen-like ways were a mere affectation of popularity and a petty bashfulness at assuming his proper greatness, induced him to make use of Nero’s supplies, and in his entertainments not to be afraid of a regal sumptuosity.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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