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synonyms for pompousness

  • affectation
  • charade
  • conceit
  • disguise
  • fake
  • front
  • grandiosity
  • hypocrisy
  • ostentation
  • phony
  • pomposity
  • pretension
  • put-on
  • self-importance
  • show
  • showboat
  • showiness
  • snobbery
  • splash
  • vainglory
  • vanity
  • big talk
  • false front
  • grandioseness
  • showoff
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antonyms for pompousness

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  • honesty
  • humility
  • modesty
  • reality
  • truth
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How to use pompousness in a sentence

But there was in general nothing Oriental about him, no assumption of barbaric pompousness, no extravagance of bearing.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
At the Gibsons' there was neither pompousness nor insincerity nor pretension of any kind, and therefore no real vulgarity.
THE MARTIANGEORGE DU MAURIER
The externality, the pompousness of intention, the theatrical postures, was part of the romantic constitution.
MUSICAL PORTRAITSPAUL ROSENFELD
It emanated alike from the graciousness of M. le Comte de Cambray and the pompousness of his majordomo.
THE BRONZE EAGLEEMMUSKA ORCZY, BARONESS ORCZY
He had heavy and bilious eyes, and a certain pompousness of manner distinguished him.
BONESEDGAR WALLACE
Dr. Burton was the most conspicuous one of the group, from his very pompousness.
THE SPY OF THE REBELLIONALLAN PINKERTON
With official pompousness the big, olive-green truck rolled out from the Base.
HUMAN ERRORRAYMOND F. JONES
"A great many considerations influence me," he said with a touch of pompousness.
QUISANTANTHONY HOPE
"God bless you, madam," he began with a grotesque echo of the ancient pompousness.
DESTINYCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
There was no room for pedantry, for the ostentatious display of learning, for pompousness, for affectation.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, VOLUME VII (OF 8)JOHN RICHARD GREEN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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