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 for pompous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pompous \Pomp"ous\, a. [F. pompeux, L. pomposus. See Pomp.]
     1. Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur;
        magnificent; as, a pompous procession.
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     2. Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as,
        pompous manners; a pompous style. "Pompous in high
        presumption." --Chaucer.
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              he pompous vanity of the old schoolmistress.
                                                    --Thackeray.
        [1913 Webster] -- Pom"ous*ly, adv. -- Pomp"ous*ness,
        n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pompous
      adj 1: puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful
             manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech";
             "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"-
             Newsweek [syn: grandiloquent, overblown, pompous,
             pontifical, portentous]
      2: characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display [syn:
         pompous, ceremonious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  147 Moby Thesaurus words for "pompous":
     Gongoresque, Johnsonian, Latinate, affected, arrogant, assured,
     aureate, awkward, bedizened, big-sounding, bloated, boastful,
     bombastic, braggart, ceremonial, ceremonious, cocksure, conceited,
     confident, conventional, convinced, convoluted, cramped, cumbrous,
     decided, declamatory, decorous, determined, egotistical,
     elephantine, elevated, embroidered, euphuistic, exhibitionist,
     flamboyant, flaming, flashy, flatulent, flaunting, flossy, flowery,
     forced, formal, fulsome, fustian, garish, gassy, gaudy,
     grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, guinde, halting, haughty,
     heavy, hieratic, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-hat,
     high-sounding, highfalutin, hoity-toity, hubristic, imperious,
     important, inflated, inkhorn, labored, labyrinthine, leaden,
     lexiphanic, liturgic, lofty, lumbering, lurid, magisterial,
     magniloquent, meretricious, narcissistic, ornate, orotund,
     ostentatious, overbearing, overblown, overconfident, overdone,
     overelaborate, overinvolved, oversure, overweening, overwrought,
     pedantic, persuaded, poised, ponderous, pontifical, positive,
     presumptuous, pretentious, proud, puffy, reassured, rhetorical,
     ritual, ritualistic, sacerdotal, secure, self-assured,
     self-centered, self-conceited, self-confident, self-important,
     self-reliant, selfish, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious,
     sesquipedalian, showy, snobbish, snooty, snotty, solemn, sonorous,
     stately, stiff, stilted, stuck-up, stuffy, sure, swollen, tall,
     tortuous, tumid, turgid, unafraid, undoubting, unfaltering,
     unhesitating, unwavering, unwieldy, uppity, vain, vainglorious,
     well-mannered, windy
  
  

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