Definition for Pompous

pompous, adj. [Fr. pompeux, full of display < late L. pompōsus, pompous, stately, solemn; see pomp, n.] (webplay: show).

  1. Conspicuous; undisguised; visible; obvious; apparent; plainly manifest; clearly evident.
  2. Self-important; lordly; bossy; powerful; authoritative.
  3. Showy; ostentatious; pretentious; elaborately decorated.
  4. High; lofty; [fig.] disapproving; condescending.

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