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synonyms for pompously

  • arrogantly
  • boastfully
  • bombastically
  • conceitedly
  • disdainfully
  • egotistically
  • flamboyantly
  • gaudily
  • imperiously
  • insolently
  • ostentatiously
  • overbearingly
  • proudly
  • snobbishly
  • spectacularly
  • theatrically

antonyms for pompously

MOST RELEVANT
  • humbly
  • modestly
  • quietly
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How to use pompously in a sentence

This is what the writers of serious books pompously call "the secret history of the whole matter."
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
She then pompously demanded a private audience with Sir Hugh, and the young party left the room.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
I consider that the "gastronomic art," as it is pompously called, is ninety-nine per cent plain rubbish.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
This affair was pompously announced in all the newspapers while I was nearly reduced to beggary.
BEETHOVEN'S LETTERS 1790-1826, VOLUME 1 OF 2LADY WALLACE
This legacy so pompously announced seemed of less importance to the legatees than to the testator.
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
"They shall understand that, ma'am; they shall be acquainted with the true state of the case," said Mr. Bumble pompously.
BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, VOLUME IIVARIOUS
It was on the opposite side of the landing that what Mme. Fortin pompously called “Maxence's apartment” was situated.
OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEYEMILE GABORIAU
"We know none here, sir," said the old man pompously, while loungers in the ante-room smiled their enjoyment of the scene.
THIRTYHOWARD VINCENT O'BRIEN
The Edinburgh reviewer of the Scotsman pompously declared that such a book could do no good.
GERMAN PROBLEMS AND PERSONALITIESCHARLES SAROLEA
They shall understand that, maam; they shall be acquainted with the true state of the case, said Mr. Bumble pompously.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. I (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
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WORDS RELATED TO POMPOUSLY

  • egotistically
  • pompously
  • pretentiously
  • proudly
  • showily
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.