Pronunciation: (pom-pos'i-tē), [key]
—pl. -ties for 3.
1. the quality of being pompous.
2. pompous parading of dignity or importance.
3. an instance of being pompous, as by ostentatious loftiness of language, manner, or behavior. Also,pomp•ous•nessPronunciation: (pom'pus-nis) [key] (for defs. 1, 2).
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