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

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First Known Use of pomposity

1572



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