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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpompouspom‧pous /ˈpɒmpəs $ ˈpɑːm-/ adjective  PROUDsomeone who is pompous thinks that they are important, and shows this by being very formal and using long words – used to show disapproval He seems rather pompous. the book’s pompous stylesee thesaurus at proudpompously adverbpomposity /pɒmˈpɒsəti $ pɑːmˈpɑː-/ (also pompousness) /ˈpɒmpəsnəs ˈpɑːm-/ noun [uncountable]
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pompousGeorge is what the jury expects of a barrister: grave, a little pompous, a touch dramatic.She found him pompous and annoying.She found him pompous and annoying.I want no pompous official tours of my unit, you understand?It is the absurdly pompous Pons who ostensibly pieces together the scattered evidence of Urim's past.He also finds that he enjoys needling the pompous professors.The poems are delivered with the pompous self-importance of an obscure poet addressing a small band of intellectuals.The headteacher gave a pompous speech about 'the values of learning'.The pompous tone is alienating, boring, and outdated.
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