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  • 61grandiloquent — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. pompous, histrionic, bombastic; see bombastic , oratorical . See Synonym Study at bombastic . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [gran DIL uh kwent] using big words to try to impress, bombastic. Many… …

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  • 62pretentious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. gaudy, ostentatious, conspicuous; see affected 2 , ornate 1 , pompous . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [pree TEN shus] putting on airs, especially of importance or grand ness, ostentatious. They were …

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  • 63pomposity — (n.) early 15c., from L.L. pompositas, from pomposus stately, pompous (see POMPOUS (Cf. pompous)). The sense of ostentatious display is from 1610s; earlier in Fr. pomposité …

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  • 64formal — adjective 1) a formal dinner Syn: ceremonial, ceremonious, ritualistic, ritual, conventional, traditional; stately, courtly, solemn, dignified; elaborate, ornate, dressy; black tie Ant …

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  • 65pomposity — pom•pos•i•ty [[t]pɒmˈpɒs ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the quality of being pompous 2) pompous flaunting of importance 3) an instance of being pompous, as by ostentatious loftiness of language or behavior Also, pomp′ous•ness [[t] pəs nɪs[/t]] (for… …

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  • 66pomposity — [päm päs′ə tē] n. [ME pomposite < LL pompositas: see POMPOUS & ITY] 1. the quality of being pompous; ostentation; self importance 2. pl. pomposities a pompous act, remark, etc …

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  • 67ostentatiousness — noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity • Syn: ↑ostentation, ↑pomposity, ↑pompousness, ↑pretentiousness, ↑puffiness, ↑splashiness, ↑inflation • Der …

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  • 68pomposity — noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity • Syn: ↑ostentation, ↑ostentatiousness, ↑pompousness, ↑pretentiousness, ↑puffiness, ↑splashiness, ↑inflation • …

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  • 69pompousness — noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑ostentation, ↑ostentatiousness, ↑pomposity, ↑pretentiousness, ↑puffiness, ↑splashiness, ↑inflation …

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  • 70pretentiousness — noun 1. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity • Syn: ↑ostentation, ↑ostentatiousness, ↑pomposity, ↑pompousness, ↑puffiness, ↑splashiness, ↑inflation …

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  • 71puffiness — noun 1. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity • Syn: ↑ostentation, ↑ostentatiousness, ↑pomposity, ↑pompousness, ↑pretentiousness, ↑splashiness, ↑inflation …

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  • 72splashiness — noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity • Syn: ↑ostentation, ↑ostentatiousness, ↑pomposity, ↑pompousness, ↑pretentiousness, ↑puffiness, ↑inflation • …

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  • 73pom|pos|i|ty — «pom POS uh tee», noun, plural ties. 1. pompous quality. 2. a pompous show of self importance. ╂[< Late Latin pompōsitās ostentation < pompōsus pompous] …

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  • 74pom´pous|ness — pom|pous «POM puhs», adjective. 1. trying to seem magnificent or very important; fond of display; acting too proudly; self important: »The leader of the band bowed in a pompous manner. SYNONYM(S): pretentious, grandiose, vainglorious. 2. overly… …

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  • 75pom´pous|ly — pom|pous «POM puhs», adjective. 1. trying to seem magnificent or very important; fond of display; acting too proudly; self important: »The leader of the band bowed in a pompous manner. SYNONYM(S): pretentious, grandiose, vainglorious. 2. overly… …

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  • 76pom|pous — «POM puhs», adjective. 1. trying to seem magnificent or very important; fond of display; acting too proudly; self important: »The leader of the band bowed in a pompous manner. SYNONYM(S): pretentious, grandiose, vainglorious. 2. overly flowery or …

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  • 77Dress parade — Parade Pa*rade , n. [F., fr. Sp. parada a halt or stopping, an assembling for exercise, a place where troops are assembled to exercise, fr. parar to stop, to prepare. See {Pare}, v. t.] 1. The ground where a military display is held, or where… …

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  • 78Parade — Pa*rade , n. [F., fr. Sp. parada a halt or stopping, an assembling for exercise, a place where troops are assembled to exercise, fr. parar to stop, to prepare. See {Pare}, v. t.] 1. The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are …

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  • 79parade ground — Parade Pa*rade , n. [F., fr. Sp. parada a halt or stopping, an assembling for exercise, a place where troops are assembled to exercise, fr. parar to stop, to prepare. See {Pare}, v. t.] 1. The ground where a military display is held, or where… …

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  • 80Parade rest — Parade Pa*rade , n. [F., fr. Sp. parada a halt or stopping, an assembling for exercise, a place where troops are assembled to exercise, fr. parar to stop, to prepare. See {Pare}, v. t.] 1. The ground where a military display is held, or where… …

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