pompously
adverb see pompous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pompously — pompous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ affectedly grand, solemn, or self important. DERIVATIVES pomposity noun pompously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • pompously — adverb in a pompous manner (Freq. 2) he pompously described his achievements • Derived from adjective: ↑pompous …   Useful english dictionary

  • pompously — See pomposity. * * * …   Universalium

  • pompously — adverb in a pompous manner …   Wiktionary

  • pompously — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. pretentiously, conceitedly, boastfully, snobbishly, imperiously, insolently, autocratically, disdainfully, magisterially, overbearingly, proudly, ostentatiously, bombastically, theatrically, spectacularly, flamboyantly,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pompously — pÉ‘mpÉ™slɪ / pÉ’m adv. arrogantly, with conceit; haughtily, proudly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pompously — pomp·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • pompously — See: pompous …   English dictionary

  • pompous — pompously, adv. /pom peuhs/, adj. 1. characterized by an ostentatious display of dignity or importance: a pompous minor official. 2. ostentatiously lofty or high flown: a pompous speech. 3. characterized by pomp, stately splendor, or magnificence …   Universalium

  • Bloviate — To bloviate means to speak pompously and excessively, or to expound ridiculously. A colloquial verb coined in the United States, it is commonly used with contempt to describe the behavior of politicians, academics, pundits or media experts,… …   Wikipedia

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