Part of speech:
Claiming that or behaving as if one is important or deserving of merit when such is not the case:
Pompous and bombastic:
Having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance; pompous or officious
Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others:
Affected refers to a pretentious and fake action or speech.
The definition of condescending is acting in a way that shows a superior attitude.
Feeling or expressing disdain; scornful and aloof
Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
The definition of haughty is an arrogant person.
Feeling or showing justifiable self-respect:
Having grandeur or magnificence; imposing; impressive
Characteristic of the theater; dramatic; esp. (in disparagement), melodramatic, histrionic, showy, or affected
Hollow and enlarged:
Extravagantly ambitious or aspiring
Using high-flown, pompous, bombastic words and expressions
Past the stage of full bloom:
Marked by or given to extravagant, often tasteless display.
(Informal) Dull or stodgy; not interesting or stimulating
Inspiring awe and reverence; imposing and magnificent
Much bigger than desired:
Crudely or loudly assertive; pushy.
Having important consequences; significant:
The definition of fatuous is foolish or silly.
Pompous and pretentious
Angered or offended
Making a strong impression because of great size, strength, dignity, etc.; impressive
Audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent or impudent.
Big as compared with others of its kind; of more than usual or average size, extent, or amount
Marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others:
Domineering in manner; arrogant:
(Archaic) Having or showing a sense of duty and loyalty to family, friends, etc.
The definition of portentous is having the feeling of evil or foreboding.
Blowing or coming in puffs
Disagreeably aggressive or forward.
Becoming red; specif., blushing or flushing
Characterized by sanctimony:
Expressing much in few words; short and pithy; pointed
The definition of smug is the showing of extreme satisfaction with oneself.
Snobbishly aloof; haughty.
Of, like, or dirtied with snot
The definition of stately is someone or something with a majestic and dignified manner.
Alternative spelling of stuck up.
The definition of supercilious is someone who feels or acts like they are better than everyone else.
(comparative more swaggering, superlative most swaggering)
Of a bulging shape; protuberant.
Haughty or presumptuous, especially for one's rank or social standing:
Having or showing excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceited.
Boastfully vain and proud of oneself
Moral or intellectual greatness; nobility
Showy display, as of wealth or knowledge; pretentiousness
Pageants and their presentation.
A self-important, pompous official
A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant.
A pompous act, remark, etc.
A false or studied show; an affectation:
The definition of a ritual is a rite, practice or observance, particularly in a religion.
Vain show or empty pomp
Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
Easy to understand, do, or carry out:
The definition of highfalutin is arrogant or pompous.
Excessively formal or proper
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