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 for pompousness
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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as,
        pompous manners; a pompous style. "Pompous in high
        presumption." --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
              he pompous vanity of the old schoolmistress.
        [1913 Webster] -- Pom"ous*ly, adv. -- Pomp"ous*ness,
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and
           puffed up with vanity [syn: ostentation,
           ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness,
           pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflation]

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