(n.) The quality or state of being pompous; pompousness.
(1) The eminent historian Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University and a senior research fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, has jumped to Gove's defence, attacking the "pomposity" of the curriculum's detractors.
(2) For many, fantasy is typified by The Lord of the Rings ; Miéville worked up a righteous fury against Tolkien's "cod-Wagnerian pomposity, his small-minded and reactionary love for hierarchical status-quos", calling him "the wen on the arse of fantasy literature" and setting out to "lance the boil".
(3) The pomposity of these attacks is in inverse proportion to their accuracy.
(4) You might imagine such scrupulousness would come across as pomposity, but nothing could be further from the truth.
(5) Occasionally, however, our paths crossed, and when they did, it appeared to be doing much the same job as ever: pricking pop stars’ pomposity, dealing in irreverence, making people laugh.
(6) He made serious political philosophy fun and advanced high moral arguments in a way that stripped them of pretension and pomposity.
(7) "), set against the alienating pomposity of the politician ("My social circle expanded beyond my imagination as I went through the cage at Belmarsh").
(8) In an era when art has increasingly become a vacuous wealth statement or part of an investment portfolio, Banksy continues to be seen by many as a pomposity-pricking man of the people.
(9) It is easy to win a Twitter war with humour and the ability to punch a hole in pomposity and piety.
(10) Off the hymn sheet, no soundbites, these irritations are a good antidote to the abundance of self-righteous pomposity.
(11) October 15, 2013 Tamara Cohen (@tamcohen) David Amess MP tells hustings for dep speaker 'I deplore pomposity and arrogance'.
(12) October 15, 2013 Rowena Mason (@rowenamason) Henry Bellingham says he could help put small stain on family reputation right (his ancestor shot former PM in 1812) #deputyspeakerhustings October 15, 2013 Rowena Mason (@rowenamason) David Amess says he deplores bullying, humiliation + pomposity.
(13) Most of the pomposity seemed to come from the mouth of Paul Weller, barely out of his teens and already giving a convincing impression of being the most humourless man ever to pick up a guitar.
(14) There is hope – I hope – that Corbyn’s election finally signals a desire in this country to turn our backs on the sharp-suited politics of swagger, greed, pomposity, deceit and thraldom to money, hierarchy and privilege.
(15) Now, this story tells us a great deal about Donna Karan, not least that she is refreshingly free from pretentiousness and pomposity when it comes to her chosen field.
(16) He detested pomposity as much as he loved the sport that made him a household name, but his death prompts memories of more than three decades when his voice, along with that of the BBC's Harry Carpenter, was inextricably linked with boxing commentary.
(17) And while we can all enjoy the pomposity-pricking, falling-on-a-banana-skin fabulousness of it all – just as we do when the cava trumps premier cru in blind tastings – it does raise the question: when we spend a mortgage payment on what is essentially a snack, perhaps we are predisposed to think it's wonderful?
(18) The pomposity of its architecture can no longer dignify the log-rolling, the gerrymandering, the lobbyists' egregious power, the money sloshing everywhere, and the partisan polarisation that drips from every news programme.
(19) The cocktail of fury, pomposity and hyperbole that reached a climax in the Daily Mail’s preposterous but historic front-page cry “Who will speak for England?” isn’t practical or rational but visceral.
(20) Debate phobia shows Cameron is reluctant even to talk the talk Read more Speaking on his weekly radio phone-in show on LBC on Thursday morning, Nick Clegg said he couldn’t get over the “lofty pomposity of the Conservatives”.
(a.) Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.
(1) Leave aside the noxious and pompous view that the views of non-national-security-professionals - whatever that means - should be ignored when it comes to militarism, US foreign policy and war crimes.
(2) On last Friday's Radio 4 Today programme , the historian Robert Service played his part to perfection, pompously advising the BBC to "get some sense of proportion".
(3) He says that the idea of the corrupt, lying, pompous politician has become "the equivalent of the mother-in-law or Irish joke of the 1970s".
(4) As the debate reached its conclusion, Stockwood, dressed grandly in a purple cassock and pompously fondling his crucifix in a way that was devastatingly lampooned by Rowan Atkinson a week later on a Not the Nine O'Clock News sketch, delivered his parting shot of, "You'll get your 30 pieces of silver."
(5) She was terrifying but not pompous, and she could be quite playful, quite cosy in a strange way."
(6) Auda is more of a problem: his character is portrayed as an unreformed savage who cares only for violence, treasure and his own pompous self-image.
(7) Giles Oakley London • In conception and format, it was trite – while being undeservedly pompous and self-esteeming.
(8) About three years ago, he was teasing me about something – being thick probably, or making pompous speeches.
(9) His chairman, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, was more magnificently pompous, as befits an ex-foreign secretary.
(10) Please don't read my pompous views above as referring to the great majority of gallery shows, where dealers display art they hope someone will want to buy for their home, and new collectors are born every week.
(11) When those inside the temple are pompous hypocrites, maybe it is the better place to be.
(12) Those who actively seek out linguistic slip-ups will correct you with such glee that it makes you doubt whether their commitment to "calling out" bigotry matches their commitment to pompous arseholerly.
(13) Chaplin himself wrote about this process: "Sometimes a musician would get pompous with me, and I would cut him short: 'Whatever the melody is, the rest is just a vamp.'
(14) I realised that my goal here really is to represent – it sounds super-pompous – how we think and how we associate.
(15) "Without wishing to sound pompous, I do more research now than ever.
(16) I will leave the public to judge his actions.” Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, said it should be no surprise that his black cab members across London were considering “a boycott of the Tory toff David Mellor over his outrageous, pompous and disgraceful tirade against one of their colleagues”.
(17) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – five reasons we're still slightly worried Read more This caped crusader has had a personality upgrade Facebook Twitter Pinterest Photograph: Warner Bros The Batman we met in The Lego Movie aways seemed an unlikely candidate for his own solo film, a pompous jerk who was more Flash Thompson than Bruce Wayne.
(18) It was as absurd for a Tory MP to demand Abbott's resignation from the shadow cabinet on account of this remark as it was for Ed Miliband to tell her pompously "in no uncertain terms" that it had been "unacceptable".
(19) It's pompous twaddle with no relevance to fucking anything."
(20) This is all the more surprising since Tolstoy seems to speak freely, in his fiction, with the sort of moralistic-prophetic voice – the voice of a teacher of right and wrong – that lesser writers are obliged to use sparingly, unless they want to sound pompous and didactic.