Pompous - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpɑːmpəs|  American pronunciation of the word pompous
Brit.  |ˈpɒmpəs|  British pronunciation of the word pompous

adjective

- puffed up with vanity(syn: grandiloquent, overblown, pontifical, portentous)

a pompous speech

Examples

She found it difficult to talk about her achievements without sounding pompous.

...the pompous waiter served us in the manner of a person doing some poor soul a great favor...

He seems rather pompous.

...a pompous professor known for his gaseous lectures that often put students to sleep...

• He's a pompous ass.

The prose of his official communications was laboured, pompous and verbose.

She winced when she heard his pompous speech

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