Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a pompous manner; with great parade or display; magnificently; splendidly; ostentatiously; loftily.

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  • adverb In a pompous manner.

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  • adverb in a pompous manner

Etymologies

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pompous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Geneva, "pompously," is no place for brawling, and if you come hither for that, you will quickly find yourself behind bars.

    The Long Night

  • On his restless nocturnal strolls, Harry frequently encounters his next-door neighbor, and friendly fellow insomniac, Bradley Thomas (Greg Kinnear), the maritally jinxed proprietor of the campus coffee shop, and the source of much of the film’s humor in the kind of pompously clueless role he played so effectively in last year’s hilarious Little Miss Sunshine.

    A Lovable Feast: An Old Friend Offers Cure for the War Weary

  • Lacy predicts that Hart will play the king, pompously—although he does do royalty well they say that kings could take lessons from him.

    Exit the Actress

  • The bountiful extras include a great booklet, alternate edits, audio commentaries, a trifle of an animated homage by Michel Gondry and especially a TV chat about Vigo between Francois Truffaut and a pompously self-important Eric Rohmer.

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: What's The Best Sitcom On Thursday Nights?

  • Lacy predicts that Hart will play the king, pompously—although he does do royalty well they say that kings could take lessons from him.

    Exit the Actress

  • When you pompously attach yourself, for self elevation purposes, as “the” back scratcher by putting others down, its clear its another of your feeble, (carcass related) insidious Jackal & Hide jibes, you all to often, are compelled to pathetically, and pathologically bring sick attention to yourself.

    A Prison of the Mind Two

  • The bountiful extras include a great booklet, alternate edits, audio commentaries, a trifle of an animated homage by Michel Gondry and especially a TV chat about Vigo between Francois Truffaut and a pompously self-important Eric Rohmer.

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: What's The Best Sitcom On Thursday Nights?

  • When you pompously attach yourself, for self elevation purposes, as “the” back scratcher by putting others down, its clear its another of your feeble, (carcass related) insidious Jackal & Hide jibes, you all to often, are compelled to pathetically, and pathologically bring sick attention to yourself.

    A Prison of the Mind Two

  • Both involve ancient recurring human drama, and after a whole it becomes simply wilful to feign contemptuous ignorance of something filling two pages of our daily papers, like those judges who would interject, pompously: "What is a Teletubbie/Xbox/iPod?"

    Yes, it's fine to admit you don't watch TV | Euan Ferguson

  • When you pompously attach yourself, for self elevation purposes, as “the” back scratcher by putting others down, its clear its another of your feeble, (carcass related) insidious Jackal & Hide jibes, you all to often, are compelled to pathetically, and pathologically bring sick attention to yourself.

    A Prison of the Mind Two

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