pompousness pompousness  /ˈpɑm pəs nəs/


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


  1. He showed no shadow of pompousness.
  2. This War, his most recent pamphlet, is a masterful piece of classical rhetoric, tinged, like much of his work, with Goethean pompousness.
  3. He speaks of his music with a refreshing lack of pompousness.


  • Band of Horses' Frontman Pens Tribute to Late JJ Cale

    "To lose a dude as cool as Cale is not only a loss for fans of great music, but a loss for those who rail against egoism and pompousness," writes Ben Bridwell. read more        
    on July 30, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter


  1. "I'm a fan of them on one level, but on another level I get really tired of their pompousness," Coyne said. "We've played some shows with them and they really treat people like shit. Whenever I've been around them, I've found that they not...
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Wayne Coyne Source: NME.com

  2. "The political stance is a Palestinian, Arab and Muslim stance and we seek to be unified to confront the Zionist pompousness because the problem is not in the Palestinians or Arabs and Muslims stance," said Meshaal. "There has always been...
    on Mar 14, 2006 By: Khaled Mashaal Source: Arab News

  3. "There's a bedrock core of humanity. We have the same pompousness that needs to be punctured," says Robert Mankoff, the cartoon editor of the New Yorker and creator of the iconic cartoon in which a man is looking at his calendar while on the...
    on Oct 4, 2004 By: Robert Mankoff Source: TIME

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