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pompous
used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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Definition
behaving with excessive self-importance — often with exaggerated dignity or ceremonial splendor

or more rarely:  showing ceremonial splendor (pomp)
  • My brother might be pompous, but he knows certain things that could prove useful to me.
    Chapter 3 (46% in)
  • Maybe it's imagining Ann squelching her voice to work for pompous aristocrats and their hateful children.
    Chapter 27 (86% in)
  • She's appeasing him, but he's far too pompous to realize that.
    Chapter 33 (26% in)

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