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

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  1. The quality of being pompous; self-importance.
    "He shows great pomposity, the pretentious windbag."
    "Your pomposity never ceases to astound me! Go do something unpleasant with a deer!"

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