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.

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Also pomp·ous·ness [pom-puhs-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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British Dictionary definitions for pomposity

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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