1. pompous

adjective. ['ˈpɑːmpəs'] puffed up with vanity.


  • portentous
  • pretentious
  • overblown
  • pontifical


  • unrhetorical
  • unprophetic
  • insignificant
  • tasteful

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Rhymes with Pompous

  • compas

How do you pronounce pompous?

Pronounce pompous as ˈpɑmpəs.

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Sentences with pompous

1. Adjective
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Quotes about pompous

1. If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, you've created a special little thing, and that's what I'm looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything.
- Paul Simon

2. It’s the same with people who say, ‘Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ Even people who say this must realize that the exact opposite is true. What doesn’t kill you maims you, cripples you, leaves you weak, makes you whiny and full of yourself at the same time. The more pain, the more pompous you get. Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you incredibly annoying.
- Rob Sheffield, Love Is a Mix Tape

3. Truth is not as pompous and romantic as myth ... but it has the immeasurable value of being the Truth.
- Felix Alba-Juez, E=mc^2: The Most Famous Equation in History... and its Folklore

2. pompous

adjective. ['ˈpɑːmpəs'] characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display.


  • immature