Definition of pompously in English:

pompously

adverb

See pompous

  • ‘Indeed, the pompously Latin motto of the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland is ‘fiant secundum descriptionem bona’ - let the product accord with its description.’
  • ‘There is a story in your family in which a local squire once reminded your grandfather rather pompously that ‘I came over with the Normans.’’
  • ‘Carlton is bending facts here in an area he often pompously claims first-hand knowledge.’
  • ‘I remember meeting Quinn at lunch years ago and enjoying her company and telling her - all too pompously I am afraid - that the reason why she was having such a big success over here and so much fun was that she didn't take any of it or us seriously.’

Pronunciation

pompously

/ˈpɒmpəsli/