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What is another word for pompous?

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Adjective
Affectedly grand or pretentious in manner or behavior
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“Her short, bright red hair and bold, self-assured manner gave Nurse Holt, in my mind's eye, the resemblance of a combination between a pompous queen reviewing her court and the head rooster checking out the barnyard turf.”
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Having an exaggerated perception of one's positive qualities
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“If he had learned one thing over the past five months, it was to remain quiet when this pompous and egotistical man spoke.”
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Bombastic or grandiloquent in expression
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“She winced at his pompous phraseology.”
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Bold, audacious or showy in behavior or manner
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Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
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Making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically
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Of exaggerated importance or value
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Overly formal, conventional, or prim and proper
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Magnificent and splendid, suggesting abundance and great expense, and having a flavor of debauchery
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Abounding in words or containing more words than necessary
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Impressive or grand in size, appearance, or manner
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Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound
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Swollen with fluid or gas
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Noble, venerable, majestic, or awe-inspiring
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