Characterized by an exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance
His style is generally harsh, often pompous and extremely obscure, occasionally even journalistic in tone, but the author's foreign origin and his military life and training partially explain this.
Gregoras shows considerable industry, but his style is pompous and affected.
The pompous ceremonials of the civilized tribes of Mexico and the Cordilleras in South America, when analysed, reveal only a higher grade of the prevailing idea.
Dr Howley, who was nothing if not pompous, answered that he had come on state business, to which everything, even sleep, must give place.
In point of style it is greatly inferior to the Histories - florid, pompous and affected, and at the same time tedious.