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Definition of pompous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pompous

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈpɑmpəs//
     
    (disapproving)
     
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  1. 1showing that you think you are more important than other people, especially by using long and formal words synonym pretentious
  2. 2 a pompous official His speech sounded very pompous and self-congratulatory.
NAmE//pɑmˈpɑsət̮i//
 
noun [uncountable] The prince's manner was informal, without a trace of pomposity.
 
adverb
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