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Synonyms for pompous

Synonyms for pompous

characterized by an exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance

Synonyms for pompous

puffed up with vanity

characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display


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"Pompous weddings, birthday anniversaries, expensive gifts - remove it all.
Did I call him pompous? What else when he demands police protection for his daughter Beatrice because he reckons it would be an insult to his position if she didn't get it.
They carry the emotion of a slightly pompous Cure, the drama of a slightly pompous Waterboys, the swagger of a slightly pompous Specials and the pomp of a slightly pompous Spiritualized.
Dad is a pompous Brit, Mom sounds like Mammy Yokum, and brother Bill Bob has a precocious kid lisp.
Whitehead uses a small town called Winthrop and a pompous lead character to remind contemporaries of the ridiculous lengths to which our culture will go to protect tradition, names and titles that are meaningless.
Hypohypothesis is a unique novel deftly written by Heather Folsom, who draws upon her expertise and experience as a practicing psychiatrist to integrate an original theory of the human mind into an engaging tale of a rather pompous professor of psychiatry and a brilliant but erratic student who are thrust together due to circumstances beyond their immediate control.
He was a delightful companion, witty and warm, never pompous, speaking in strangely old-fashioned English with quite strong Swedish inflection (though he always retained British citizenship).
His obvious command of the facts and copious documentation are often overshadowed by his pompous tone, overuse of certain stock words and phrases, and blatant hostility to Christianity.
I AM a Nicholas Godfrey fan, but his pompous remarks on hunt supporters in the Commons are too wide of the mark to go unchallenged.
That's a far cry from the caricature of the pompous, arrogant CEO we see so often these days.
But when prissy and pompous Victor Melling (Michael Caine) puts Hart through beauty camp, the transformation is a sight for sore eyes and something of an eye-opener for fellow agent Matthews (Benjamin Bratt).
Agricola is more formal than the Italians, but hardly pompous or stiff; if the Italians consider "a letter as half of a conversation by creating a colloquial style....
The band's dark sense of humor, always apparent to the discerning, was more explicit, not just as usual in the lyrics: The evening started with a pompous taped welcome message in heavily accented English, greeting everyone present and wishing for their enjoyment of the forthcoming "musical program." (Following which, of course, the sonic onslaught.) At a postconcert party held in their favorite alpine hut atop the nearby mountain of Kum, Laibach founder Dejan Knez observed that in the end, all their famously controversial provocations will fade away, and it'll be Laibach's recordings that are remembered.
It was, he writes, some of Nixon's old hands--like one-time counsel Len Garment--who scorned his efforts at rehabilitation, arguing that Nixon as portrayed by acolyte Monica Crowley was Nixon "at his worst--craven, pompous, vain, vindictive, and often unforgivably silly."