Definition of pomposity
1 : pompous demeanor, speech, or behavior
2 : a pompous gesture, habit, or act
Examples of pomposity in a Sentence
restaurant reviews that are written with a pomposity that will leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth
his over-the-top trophy mansion should give you some idea of his pomposity
Recent Examples of pomposity from the Web
Robert Gibby Brand has a field day as their father Polonius, a font of pomposity whose verbal overkill cannot disguise his genuine love for his children.
Even as her fame increased, so did the attacks against her, from accusations of pomposity to charges of contempt, obscenity and sedition.
The pomposity of formal dining, with its obsequious service and obsessive attention to comfort, is meant to show how removed from the world Stan has become.
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