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    pomp-filled?

    hello,

    what does "pomp-filled" mean?

    "Nobel winners get prizes in pomp-filled ceremony."

    "The majestic backyard of the White House is typically reserved for pomp-filled welcoming ceremonies for foreign leaders or large social affairs like..."

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    Re: pomp-filled?

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    hello,

    what does "pomp-filled" mean?

    "Nobel winners get prizes in pomp-filled ceremony."

    "The majestic backyard of the White House is typically reserved for pomp-filled welcoming ceremonies for foreign leaders or large social affairs like..."
    "Pomp-filled" is "full of pomp".

    pomp (pŏmp)
    n.
    1. Dignified or magnificent display; splendor: the solemn pomp of a military funeral.
    2. Vain or ostentatious display. See synonyms at display.
    [Middle English, from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa, pomp, procession, from Greek pompē, procession, from pempein, to send.]


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    Re: pomp-filled?

    thanks mike, so it is kind of luxurious, magnificient? it doesn't have a negative meaning like, criticising the luxury of the ceremony?

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    Re: pomp-filled?

    It can be used positively or negatively. Here, it sounds positive to me. If you look at the dictionary definition above, the first is positive (magnificent) and the second is negative (ostentatious).

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    thanks a lot

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    Re: pomp-filled?

    One person's pomp is another person's pompous.

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    Re: pomp-filled?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    One person's pomp is another person's pompous.
    'Tis true.

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