In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) pomposo(person) pedante(person) presuntuoso(reply/word) pomposo(reply/word) ampuloso(word/reply) grandilocuentehe's a pompous fool — es un pedante y un imbécil
- He'll have to swallow that pompous, condescending smile of his once he sees my marks.
- It is here that Nazneen is to spend the rest of her days married to Chanu Babu - a pompous yet discreetly sensitive man twenty years her senior.
- I've just deleted a very long and somewhat pompous sociology essay that you probably wouldn't have been able to bear reading all the way through.
- Amrish Puri stars in one of the tales as a vain and pompous man.
- He is arrogant, pompous, never misses a chance to show off his superiority, and drinks to excess.
- You also said that your Dad always taught you that being pompous and self-important was just about the greatest sin of all.
- Keith was painted as patronising and pompous, with a grandiose idea of her own importance.
- I was pompous, arrogant and so full of my self that I thought that I could do anything.
- There was rarely anything vicious about these jokes: they were leg pulling jokes which only the sensitive and pompous found annoying.
- Fifth, the remedy cannot be pompous pontification or moral policing.
- Taking an aristocrat's pompous and often unrealistic pontifications as an ideal for living is clearly not a good thing.
- As if his letters were not a true indicator of his pompous attitude, Donovan in person was pretentious and rude.
- Still, many Panelists who accepted the usage also remarked that it was pretentious or pompous.
- But saying something on a grand scale is what fools or pompous pundits usually do.
- Technical people too often seem distant, effete, imperious, and even pompous.
- Aristotle's critics have pounced upon this sentence as an example of pompous obscurantism.
- They look a little deeper into the matter without being pompous, arrogant or patronising.
- Lord Irvine has always been portrayed as a pompous and arrogant.
- I don't think anyone could read this behaviour in any other way than being pompous and patronising.
- Many of the most pompous and arrogant men I've ever met have been obsessed by upgrading their flight tickets.
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