Bill's pompous personality has a tendency to rub people the wrong way.
An example of pompous is someone who constantly talks about what they've accomplished.
- Archaic full of pomp; stately
- characterized by exaggerated stateliness; pretentious, as in speech or manner; self-important
Origin of pompousMiddle English from Middle French pompeus from Late Latin pomposus from Classical Latin pompa: see pomp
- Characterized by excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity; pretentious: pompous officials who enjoy giving orders.
- Full of high-sounding phrases; bombastic: a pompous proclamation.
- Archaic Characterized by pomp or stately display: a pompous occasion.
Origin of pompousMiddle English from Old French pompeux from Late Latin pompōsus from Latin pompa pomp ; see pomp .
- pom·pos′i·ty pom′pous·ness
(comparative more pompous, superlative most pompous)
From Middle English, from Old French pompeux, from Late Latin pomposus, from Latin pompa (“pomp"), from Ancient Greek Ï€Î¿Î¼Ï€Î® (pompÄ“, “a sending, a solemn procession, pomp"), from Ï€ÎÎ¼Ï€Ï‰ (pempÅ, “I send").