pomposity

[ pom-pos-i-tee ]
/ pɒmˈpɒs ɪ ti /

noun, plural pom·pos·i·ties for 3.

the quality of being pompous.
pompous parading of dignity or importance.
an instance of being pompous, as by ostentatious loftiness of language, manner, or behavior.
Also pomp·ous·ness [pom-puh s-nis] /ˈpɒm pəs nɪs/ (for defs 1, 2).

Origin of pomposity

1400–50; late Middle English pomposite < Late Latin pompōsitās. See pompous, -ity
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pomposity

/ (pɒmˈpɒsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

vain or ostentatious display of dignity or importance
the quality of being pompous
ostentatiously lofty style, language, etc
a pompous action, remark, etc

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