Part of speech:
Exceedingly lofty or exalted:
The definition of pompous is someone who has excessive self-esteem.
Intended to attract notice.
Splendid or brilliant, often affectedly so
Marked by passion or pomposity; bombastic
Made of fustian
Using high-flown, pompous, bombastic words and expressions
Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent.
Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
Used for persuasive effect:
Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound.
Straightforward; frank or candid:
The slender part of a flower pistil, connecting the ovary and the stigma. The pollen tube grows through the style delivering the pollen nuclei to the ovary.
Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style
Raised or expanded to abnormal levels:
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