What is another word for pomposity?

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[ pəmpˈɒsɪti], [ pəmpˈɒsɪti], [ p_ə_m_p_ˈɒ_s_ɪ_t_i]

Synonyms for Pomposity:

How to use "Pomposity" in context?

Pomposity is a quality of being excessively formal or showy in speech or behavior. It may be a result of excessive self-importance, failure to realize the seriousness of one's situation, or a belief that one's cultural or social rank entitles one to act in a way that is congruent with a high-class or elevated lifestyle. The word is derived from the Late Latin word pompa, meaning "a show or display.

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