Definition of pompous:
imperious, ceremonious, hoity-toity, high-hat, sniffy, puffy, tall, swellheaded, apostolical, prodigious, puffed-up, assumptive, presuming, complacent, lofty, la-di-da, conventional, egoistic, high-minded, self-opinionated, chesty, papal, masterful, peremptory, patronizing, supercilious, pretentious, magniloquent, bigheaded, cavalier, apostolic, stiff-necked, assured, consequential, fateful, self-satisfied, uppity, egocentric, toplofty, self-conceited, bumptious, smug, superior, lordly, high-and-mighty, immodest, plain, huffy, highfalutin, overblown, self-asserting, self-important, vainglorious, huffish, biggety, grandiloquent, episcopal, Midland, foreboding, stuck-up, snippy, presumptuous, prideful, important, overweening, self-assertive, assumptive, pontifical, portentous, uppish, high-handed.
ostentatious (part of speech: adjective)
- pretentious (part of speech: adjective)
- "A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version"", François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh.
- "Five Little Peppers at School", Margaret Sidney.
He looked, I thought, like some pompous Heavenly Butler who denied to all the world, and to us in particular, the right of entry without presentation cards signed by his hand as proof that we belonged to his own exclusive set.- "The Damned", Algernon Blackwood.