from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • In my defense, may I remind you that the labels on the post are pimpin 'pomposity

    Duke Chautauqua Series

  • Labels: pimpin ', pomposity posted by Mungowitz @ 3/25/2009 03: 12: 00 PM

    Duke Chautauqua Series

  • Labels: people and places, pimpin ', pomposity posted by Mungowitz @ 3/12/2009 08: 43: 00 PM

    Lou Dobbs Likes "Indoctrinate U"

  • And in the case of Barack Obama, pomposity can also be a code word for race.

    Stephen C. Rose: Obama's Achilles Heel: The Pomposity Perception

  • Snide remarks laced with pomposity is not appreciated by most, nor is sarcasm punctuated by right/wrong posturing; therefore, I will just try and share my limited information as best I can and if you wish to comment, it will be welcomed.

    Living in Mexico

  • However, pomposity, which is often confused with eloquence, almost always gets in the way of clarity ...

    Obama Grilled By Iowa Voters Over Pakistan Comments

  • 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.

    Luc Ferrari 1929-2005

  • Then he cleared his throat, with the pomposity which is inseparable with most men from the act of reading aloud.

    The Firm of Girdlestone

  • Edited to add; Apologies for the "pomposity" remark.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Morrissey asked if we could even "imagine" Russia showing this kind of pomposity under Bush's leadership.

    Political Animal


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.