Definition of “pompous” - English Dictionary

“pompous” in British English

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pompousadjective

uk /ˈpɒm.pəs/ us /ˈpɑːm.pəs/ disapproving
pomposity
noun [ U ] uk /pɒmˈpɒs.ə.ti/ us /pɑːmˈpɑː.sə.t̬i/ also pompousness, uk /-nəs/ us
pompously
adverb uk /ˈpɒm.pəs.li/ us /ˈpɑːm.pəs.li/

He strode around pompously, telling everyone what to do.

(Definition of “pompous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“pompous” in American English

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pompousadjective

us /ˈpɑm·pəs/ disapproving

feeling or showing that you think you are better or more important than other people:

I regarded him as somewhat pompous and opinionated.
pomposity
noun [ U ] us /pɑmˈpɑs·ɪ·t̬i/ also pompousness, /ˈpɑm·pəs·nəs/

disapproving

the pomposity of New York society

(Definition of “pompous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)