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pompous
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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

or more rarely:  showing ceremonial splendor (pomp)
  • She kindly let me get by most of the time with putting on the dog and pompousness, being a warm girl.
    Chapter 8 (36% in)
  • " I'd laugh out loud at his mixture of pompousness and revolutionist's jargon and his amended Tennessee accent.
    Chapter 11 (13% in)
  • Now he talked of his aunt Ettl as an artist and sounded pompous.
    Chapter 25 (57% in)

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