Part of speech:
The definition of pompous is someone who has excessive self-esteem.
High-sounding but meaningless; bombastic
Affecting grandness; pompous.
Not changed, affected, or influenced
Intended to attract notice.
Affected is defined as a situation when something impacts you or is something that was directed towards you and resulted in some emotional or other change in you.
Strongly desirous—followed by "of" or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.
High-sounding but with little meaning.
Costing or spending too much; wasteful
Too showy or ornate; florid, extravagant, etc.
Ostentatious and vulgar; gaudy
Of, relating to, or suggestive of flowers:
Showy in a tasteless or vulgar way.
Having or showing the good taste and refinement associated with polite society; elegant, fashionable, etc.
Having grandeur or magnificence; imposing; impressive
Elaborate or showy, as in style:
Excessive, exaggerated, or overdone:
Having or showing excessive and arrogant self-confidence; presumptuous.
Having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance; pompous or officious
Attracting attention in a gaudy or flashy way
The definition of smug is the showing of extreme satisfaction with oneself.
Having a powerful, impressive sound; high-sounding
The definition of turgid is something swollen or bloated, or language or style that is designed to show-off.
A practical joke, playful deception, raillery, etc.
Talk or writing that sounds grand or important but has little meaning; pompous language
(--- Historical) Thick, boiled oatmeal or flour
Pretentious, showy finery.
(Archaic) The act or an instance of showing; an exhibition.
The quality of being pompous; ostentation; self-importance
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:
The definition of highfalutin is arrogant or pompous.
Marked by outward, often extravagant display
Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
Not ostentatious; unpretentious:
Lacking pretension or affectation; modest:
Attracting attention by being unexpected, unusual, outstanding, or egregious; striking
Art, writing, etc. of a shallow kind, calculated to have popular appeal
Given to frivolity or silliness.
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