Pompous – self-important
Pompous means self-important or pretentious.
He wore pompoms (pompous) because he was self-important and wanted everyone to see how special he was.
People who are pompous are often arrogant, conceited and have a high opinion of their own capabilities.
Examples of pompous in a sentence
My English teacher is a pompous windbag — he talks about himself and his supposed achievements for hours.
The movie star was so pompous she demanded fresh flowers and caviar be delivered to her dressing room every evening.
Although he worked at the highest level in the civil service, he was never pompous.