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Synonyms for pontifical

Noun

1. pontifical, vestment
usage: the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)

Adjective

1. papal, apostolic, apostolical, pontifical
usage: proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; "papal dispensation"
2. episcopal, pontifical
usage: denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops
3. 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
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