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pomposity

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noun pom·pos·i·ty \päm-ˈpä-sə-tē\

Definition of pomposity

plural pomposities

  1. 1 :  pompous demeanor, speech, or behavior

  2. 2 :  a pompous gesture, habit, or act



Examples of pomposity in a sentence

  1. <restaurant reviews that are written with a pomposity that will leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth>

  2. <his over-the-top trophy mansion should give you some idea of his pomposity>



1620

First Known Use of pomposity

1620



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