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view main entry for pompousadjective showing disapproval  /ˈpɑmpəs/
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  /pɑmˈpɑsəti/  noun [uncountable]
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pompously adverbHe pompously announced that he would be the best person to lead the team.Describing arrogant and over-confident people or behaviour: arrogant, proud, conceited, self-satisfied, immodest, superior, vain, egocentric, patronizing, self-opinionated

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