Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

pomposity

play
noun pom·pos·i·ty \päm-ˈpä-sə-tē\

Definition of pomposity

plural pom·pos·i·ties

  1. 1 :  pompous demeanor, speech, or behavior

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



Examples of pomposity

  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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pomposity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ