pomposity pomposity  /ˌpɑm ˈpɑ sɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

Usage(s):

  1. He was a villain, but somehow in his dissembling pomposity funny.
  2. Because moral pomposity is almost always a camouflage for baser fears and desires.
  3. Its debates often drift towards a pomposity that is only amplified by translation into 23 official languages.

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  1. "His scoops were the stuff of legend and his zest for life inexhaustible," Dacre said. "He liked nothing more than to deflate the egos of the idle rich and puncture the pomposity of the powerful."
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Paul Dacre Source: Scotsman

  2. "It's pomposity gone mad," Mr Hawke told ABC Radio. "It's not surprising. In a sense we're living in an age where the concept of mateship has been damaged to a fairly large extent by a lot of the approaches of this government."
    on Aug 19, 2005 By: Bob Hawke Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "He plays big attitudes well, and pomposity," said Lloyd, whose writing on "Frasier" helped lead that series to a record five straight Emmys as TV's best comedy.
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: Christopher Lloyd Source: Detroit Free Press

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