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    pompous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pompous

    (adj) puffed up with vanity
    Example Sentence
    • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
    • overblown oratory
    • a pompous speech
    • pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey
    (adj) characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display
    Synonyms : ceremonious
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pompous

pomp sounds like pump... so falsely pump oneself up... puffed with vanity

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