The idea that jazz has become a catchword for pomposity is painful for those of us who care deeply about this music.
"I should have expressed my displeasure if I had felt it," said his father with all the pomposity that was natural to him.
What we ought to be afraid of is not seriousness and earnestness, but of solemnity and pomposity.
He unbuttoned, so to speak, the two bottom buttons of the waistcoat of pomposity which he wore.
It's well written—you can take the pomposity out of it, here and there and it's novel.
Pope's couplet again may possibly best convey the pomposity of some Idylls and the point of others.
If he spoke with pomposity she answered with disdain, and if he was dictatorial she was arrogant.
Horned heads, short-arched necks, and held-in chins abundantly told of pride and pomposity.
With some pomposity of manner the English detective produced a fat note-book.
Yes, I have the pleasure of saying pretension and pomposity do have a wonderful effect here in New York.
early 15c., "pomp, solemnity," from Medieval Latin pompositas, from Late Latin pomposus "stately, pompous" (see pompous). The sense of "ostentatious display" is from 1610s; earlier in French pomposité.