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pompous

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1 having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • the pompous waiter served us in the manner of a person doing some poor soul a great favor

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2 having too high an opinion of oneself
  • a pompous piano teacher who thought that the music world was lucky to have her

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The first known use of pompous was in the 15th century

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“Pompous.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pompous. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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