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Using 'pompous' can express disapproval and insult someone's behavior or speech. SlideHis pompous remarks made everyone roll their eyes.
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'Pompous' implies the importance a person expresses is not deserved. SlideShe came across as pompous, talking as though she knew everything.
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'Pompous' suggests using a level of formality that's excessive for the situation. SlideHis pompous tone didn't fit the casual gathering.