Pompous in a sentence as an adjective

This may be the most pompous comment on HNWho is more pompous?

This may be the most pompous comment on HN, a forum known for its pompous comments.

Sure, you're pompous and kind of a smartass, but that's most of us here in computerland.

While we're going for pompous titles, how about "What newly minted MBAs don't know about writing"?

So that's what kids do, and then pompous teachers are surprised that kids aren't "passionate" about these things.

No, the cops shouldn't have roughed him up just for being a pompous *******,[1] but the author should tell the whole story.

What he should be saying is don't hire pompous pretend-to-know-it-alls.

His particular demeanor and pattern of speech would likely make it seem not so much pompous as just eccentric.

And not only do people here hold those pompous and generally ignorant positions, but other people support them!

I mean, common, "His house is a pompous, minimally decorated two story palace with stone lions guarding the door.

Actually, when I think of man pages I think about pompous neckbeards who get mad at plebians who are having a hard time understanding something rather than helping them with examples.

This is a Kickstarter page for a product that hasn't even shipped yet. Instead of "I hope they cover loops", we get "she is odd in front of a camera" and "too many alarm bells".And BTW, I'm all for picking apart "insufferably pompous SV culture"–in fact, I'd love to make some spoof startup videos doing exactly that.

I kid, but imagine seeing pompous development advice stapled to official justification for some internet sleuthing!

"It gets under my skin because it is a pompous, privileged, insulting, and myopic viewpoint which reeks of class warfare and it is indicative of a growing sentiment I see amongst people in the tech community.

Pompous definitions


puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

See also: grandiloquent overblown pontifical portentous


characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display

See also: ceremonious