Synonyms for pompous
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- 1. grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous, pretentious (vs. unpretentious)
- usage: puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
- 2. pompous, ceremonious
- usage: characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display