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pompous

  

      adj  
1    exaggeratedly or ostentatiously dignified or self-important  
2    ostentatiously lofty in style  
a pompous speech     
3    Rare   characterized by ceremonial pomp or splendour  
  pompously      adv  
  pompousness      n  
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pompous

  
1    affected, arrogant, bloated, grandiose, imperious, magisterial, ostentatious, overbearing, pontifical, portentous, pretentious, puffed up, self-important, showy, supercilious, vainglorious  
2    boastful, bombastic, flatulent, fustian, grandiloquent, high-flown, inflated, magniloquent, orotund, overblown, turgid, windy  
  
Antonyms     
   direct, humble, modest, natural, plain-spoken, self-effacing, simple, succinct, unaffected, unpretentious  

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n.
a pompous self-important official or person of rank / a powerful personage or pretentious official
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