noun, plural pom·pos·i·ties for 3.
Examples from the Web for pomposity
The idea that jazz has become a catchword for pomposity is painful for those of us who care deeply about this music.
Her preoccupied naturalness was in strange contrast to her father's pomposity and to William's military rigidity.Night and Day|Virginia Woolf
"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
When he had retired, the Irishman said—He has a most ungainly figure, and an affectation of pomposity unworthy of a man of genius.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
British Dictionary definitions for pomposity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for pomposity
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.