Part of speech:
Intended to attract notice.
Attracting attention by being unexpected, unusual, outstanding, or egregious; striking
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.
The definition of pompous is someone who has excessive self-esteem.
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
High-sounding but meaningless; bombastic
Affecting grandness; pompous.
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.
Art, writing, etc. of a shallow kind, calculated to have popular appeal
(Archaic) The act or an instance of showing; an exhibition.
The quality of being pompous; ostentation; self-importance
Not changed, affected, or influenced
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:
Lacking pretension or affectation; modest:
Not ostentatious; unpretentious:
Given to frivolity or silliness.
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