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pompous

adjective uk   /ˈpɒm.pəs/ us    /ˈpɑːm-/ disapproving
too serious and full of importance: He's a pompous old prig who's totally incapable of taking a joke. He can sometimes sound a bit pompous when he talks about acting.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
pomposity
noun [U] uk   /pɒmˈpɒs.ə.ti/ us    /pɑːmˈpɑː.sə.t̬i/ (also pompousness,   /-nəs/   )
pompously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He strode around pompously, telling everyone what to do.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of pompous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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