Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Pompous (Page: 1112)

Pomp"ous (?), a. [F. pompeux, L. pomposus. See Pomp.]

1. Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.

2. Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as, pompous manners; a pompous style. Pompous in high presumption." Chaucer.

he pompous vanity of the old schoolmistress. Thackeray.
-- Pom"ous*ly, adv. -- Pomp"ous*ness, n.