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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pomp·ous a.
 1. Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.
 2. Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as, pompous manners; a pompous style.  Pompous in high presumption.”
    he pompous vanity of the old schoolmistress.   --Thackeray.
 -- Pom*ous*ly, adv. -- Pomp*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and
          puffed up with vanity [syn: ostentation, ostentatiousness,
           pomposity, pretentiousness, splashiness, inflation]