Pompous Definition

pŏmpəs
adjective
Characterized by exaggerated stateliness; pretentious, as in speech or manner; self-important.
Webster's New World
Full of pomp; stately.
Webster's New World
Full of high-sounding phrases; bombastic.
A pompous proclamation.
American Heritage
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Origin of Pompous

  • From Middle English, from Old French pompeux, from Late Latin pomposus, from Latin pompa (“pomp"), from Ancient Greek πομπή (pompÄ“, “a sending, a solemn procession, pomp"), from πέμπω (pempō, “I send").

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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