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Synonyms for pompousˈpɒm pəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous(adj)

    puffed up with vanity

    "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

    Synonyms:
    prodigious, papal, foreboding(a), tall, episcopal, portentous, overblown, grandiloquent, apostolic, pontifical, fateful, pompous, ceremonious, magniloquent, apostolical

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious

  2. pompous, ceremonious(adj)

    characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display

    Synonyms:
    conventional, portentous, grandiloquent, pompous, ceremonious, pontifical, overblown

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious

Wiktionary

  1. pompous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    pretentious, smug, conceited, affected

    Antonyms:
    self-effacing, humble, modest

  2. pompous(adjective)

    Affectedly grand, solemn or self-important.

    Synonyms:
    pretentious, smug, affected, conceited

    Antonyms:
    humble, modest, self-effacing

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pompous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    showy, ostentatious, stately, lofty, grand, majestic, magnificent, superb, splendid, august, magisterial

  2. pompous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    swelling, inflated, bombastic, turgid, pretentious, stilted, boastful, grandiloquent, high-flowing, high-sounding, HIGHFALUTIN, SPREAD-EAGLE

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

grandiose, high-flown, grandiloquent, high-sounding, emphatic, bombastic


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