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pompous
used in Oryx and Crake

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)
  • Though maybe Crake was just being a pompous tightass; maybe Watson-Crick was having a bad effect on him.
    p. 208.0
  • Evil Dad blustered and theorized and dished out pompous bullshit, Righteous Mom complained and accused.
    p. 60.2
  • Jimmy yelled. it was a good word, he'd got it off an old DVD; they'd taken to using it to tear each other down for being pompous.
    p. 77.6

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