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Word: pomposity

Definition: self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important


Sentences Containing 'pomposity'

Like many of the doctors, Mac often attacks his pomposity and superiority.
The "Neal Pollack Anthology Of American Literature", a collection of short satires of literary pomposity, was originally published by McSweeney's in 2000.
With a comical pomposity of manner he bowed solemnly to both of us and strode off upon his way.

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