Pompous Pomp"ous, a. [F. pompeux, L. pomposus. See {Pomp}.] 1. Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession. [1913 Webster]

2. Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as, pompous manners; a pompous style. ``Pompous in high presumption.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

he pompous vanity of the old schoolmistress. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] -- {Pom"ous*ly}, adv. -- {Pomp"ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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