Pompous officials who enjoy giving orders.
An example of pompous is someone who constantly talks about what they've accomplished.
A pompous proclamation.
A pompous occasion.
Origin of pompous
- Middle English from Old French pompeux from Late Latin pompōsus from Latin pompa pomp pomp
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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").