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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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In my defense, may I remind you that the labels on the post are pimpin 'pomposity
Labels: pimpin ', pomposity posted by Mungowitz @ 3/25/2009 03: 12: 00 PM
Labels: people and places, pimpin ', pomposity posted by Mungowitz @ 3/12/2009 08: 43: 00 PM
And in the case of Barack Obama, pomposity can also be a code word for race.
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.
However, pomposity, which is often confused with eloquence, almost always gets in the way of clarity ...
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.
Then he cleared his throat, with the pomposity which is inseparable with most men from the act of reading aloud.
Edited to add; Apologies for the "pomposity" remark.
Morrissey asked if we could even "imagine" Russia showing this kind of pomposity under Bush's leadership.