Part of speech:
The definition of pompous is someone who has excessive self-esteem.
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 decorous is something done properly and with good taste.
The definition of prim is a proper, precise and formal person.
Marked by or causing embarrassment or discomfort:
High-sounding but with little meaning.
Covered or decorated with flowers
Having the outward appearance but lacking in substance:
Using high-flown, pompous, bombastic words and expressions
Seeming or trying to seem very important; pompous and showy
(Informal) Dull or stodgy; not interesting or stimulating
Not included in nature; artificial:
Clumsy and awkward; ungainly.
Acting in accordance with or resulting from a natural feeling, impulse, or tendency, without any constraint, effort, or premeditation
Marked by or displaying integrity; upright:
Actually possessing the alleged or apparent attribute or character:
Of or like buckram
Stiffened with starch.
Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
Obviously planned or calculated; not spontaneous or natural; labored:
Mawkishly sentimental; corny.
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