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synonyms for pomp

  • fanfare
  • formality
  • grandeur
  • solemnity
  • splendor
  • affectation
  • array
  • ceremonial
  • ceremony
  • flourish
  • grandiosity
  • magnificence
  • ostentation
  • pageant
  • panoply
  • parade
  • pomposity
  • ritual
  • shine
  • show
  • state
  • vainglory
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antonyms for pomp

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  • insignificance
  • dullness
  • modesty
  • simplicity
  • plainness
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Pomp suggests such a show of dignity and authority as characterizes a ceremony of state: The coronation was carried out with pomp and splendor. Ostentation refers to vain, ambitious, pretentious, or offensive display: tasteless and vulgar ostentation. Display applies to an intentionally conspicuous show: a great display of wealth. Show often indicates an external appearance that may or may not accord with actual facts: a show of modesty

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How to use pomp in a sentence

Finding a way to gather in May for the pomp and circumstance of graduation ceremonies proved yet another challenge.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY TO HOLD PANDEMIC COMMENCEMENT AT NATIONALS PARKNICK ANDERSONAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Still, that same equalizing effect also serves to highlight the relative absurdity of building up so much importance, so much pomp and hyperbole, over awards shows in the first place.
GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS CELEBRATE PROGRESSJOHN PAUL KINGAPRIL 13, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Typically, Mars landings are cause for great pomp and circumstance at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
NASA ROVER PERSEVERANCE LANDS ON MARS IN MISSION TO SEARCH FOR PAST LIFEJOEL ACHENBACH, SARAH KAPLAN, BEN GUARINOFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You watch enough of these inaugurations and you think there’s nothing left to impress you in the pomp and the circumstance.
AMERICAN DEMOCRACY FINALLY PASSES THE BECHDEL TESTMONICA HESSEJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They buried her body in the Recollect convent, with the greatest pomp possible.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
The date was fixed for the interment with military pomp, and immense crowds came out to witness the imposing procession.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The Cardinals started for the north, 'as the manner of the Romans is,' with great pomp and circumstance.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
If he has painted vice and shown Satan in all his pomp, it is without the least complacence in the task.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
All this pomp and circumstance was in their eyes no other than a distinctive mark of paganism.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Ceremony of laying the corner stone of the Washington monument at Washington, conducted with great pomp.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
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WORDS RELATED TO POMP

  • Sacraments
  • ceremonials
  • commemorations
  • customs
  • formalities
  • functions
  • liturgies
  • observances
  • ordinances
  • parades
  • rites
  • services
  • shows
  • solemnities
  • traditions
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