- Pomp is a dignified display with a lot of splendor.
A lavish military parade is an example of pomp.
- stately or brilliant display; splendor
- ostentatious show or display
- Obsolete a pageant
Origin of pompMiddle English ; from Middle French pompe ; from Classical Latin pompa ; from Classical Greek pompē, solemn procession ; from pempein, to send
- Dignified or magnificent display; splendor: the solemn pomp of a military funeral.
- Vain or ostentatious display: “his biting attacks on the pomp and luxury of the privileged classes” (Harvey Cox).
Origin of pompMiddle English, from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa, pomp, procession, from Greek pompē, procession, from pempein, to send.
(countable and uncountable, plural pomps)
- Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.
- A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant.
(third-person singular simple present pomps, present participle pomping, simple past and past participle pomped)