Definition of 'pompous'
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To set poetry to drama makes the verse pompous and pretentious. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We found him arrogant and pompous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He liked to be rather pompous. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How arrogant and pompous of him, the coalition is much bigger than one person. The Sun (2010)This time, rugby has balanced pompous speeches with real measures. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Music critics have often poured scorn on progressive rock for being boring, pompous and pretentious. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But that's a rather pompous description of a show which is done with a delightfully light touch. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I am not talking in this arrogant and pompous manner. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was a bit pompous. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)Then I realised that was a bit pompous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Progressive rock has always been an easy target for the music critics ready to pour scorn on it for being boring, pompous and pretentious. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As an excuse, it manages to be simultaneously vague, slightly pompous and entirely meaningless. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'pompous'
British English: pompous ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as pompous, you mean that they behave or speak in a very serious way because they think they are more important than they really are.
He was somewhat pompous and had a high opinion of his own capabilities.
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