noun, plural pom·pos·i·ties for 3.
Origin of pomposity
Examples from the Web for pomposity
Contemporary Examples of pomposity
The idea that jazz has become a catchword for pomposity is painful for those of us who care deeply about this music.What’s With This Uncool Surge in Jazz Bashing?
November 2, 2014
Historical Examples of pomposity
What we ought to be afraid of is not seriousness and earnestness, but of solemnity and pomposity.Joyous Gard
Arthur Christopher Benson
"I should have expressed my displeasure if I had felt it," said his father with all the pomposity that was natural to him.Michael
E. F. Benson
But Mrs. Sullivan's pomposity was not to be discomposed by any sudden attack.Manners, Vol 1 of 3
If he spoke with pomposity she answered with disdain, and if he was dictatorial she was arrogant.The Mark of Cain
You must admit that your past thoughts as to your own pomposity will shrink just a bit!Gadsby
Ernest Vincent Wright
noun plural -ties
early 15c., "pomp, solemnity," from Medieval Latin pompositas, from Late Latin pomposus "stately, pompous" (see pompous). The sense of "ostentatious display" is from 1610s; earlier in French pomposité.