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pompo si tee

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

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

  • Paul Dacre in Scotsman
    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."
  • Bob Hawke in guardian.co.uk
    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."
  • Christopher Lloyd in Detroit Free Press
    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.

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