Pomp"ous (?), a. [F. pompeux, L. pomposus. See Pomp.]

1.

Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.

2.

Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as, pompous manners; a pompous style.

"Pompous in high presumption."

Chaucer.

he pompous vanity of the old schoolmistress. Thackeray.

-- Pom"ous*ly, adv. -- Pomp"ous*ness, n.

 

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