pomposity

play
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

First Known Use of pomposity

1572



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).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sad or melancholy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!