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portentous, pontifical, pompous, overblown, grandiloquent
adj. puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
foreboding, portentous, fateful
adj. ominously prophetic
prodigious, portentous
adj. of momentous or ominous significance; "such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision"
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stilted, hokey, contrived, artificial
adj. artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
cocky
adj. overly self-confident or self-assertive; "a very cocky young man"
minacious, threatening, sinister, ominous, minatory, menacing, forbidding, baleful
adj. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
presumptuous, assuming, assumptive
adj. excessively forward; "an assumptive person"; "on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide"; "the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants"
positive, overconfident, cocksure
adj. marked by excessive confidence; "an arrogant and cocksure materialist"; "so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen"; "the less he knows the more positive he gets"
masterful, imperious
adj. able to deal authoritatively with affairs; "dismissed the matter with an imperious wave of her hand"
of the essence, all important, all-important, essential, crucial
adj. of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"
eventful, consequential
adj. having important issues or results; "the year's only really consequential legislation"; "an eventful decision"
impendent, imminent, forthcoming, impending
adj. close in time; about to occur; "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"
aureate, flamboyant, florid
adj. elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech"
tight-laced, straight-laced, strait-laced, square-toed, victorian, straightlaced, straitlaced, puritanical, prudish, prissy, prim, priggish
adj. exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
self-important, chesty, arrogant
adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride; "an arrogant official"; "arrogant claims"; "chesty as a peacock"
self-aggrandising, self-aggrandizing
adj. of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement
swaggering, supercilious, sniffy, prideful, overbearing, lordly, imperious, haughty, disdainful
adj. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
swollen-headed, self-conceited, vain, swollen, egotistical, egotistic, conceited
adj. characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes"
scornful, insulting, disdainful, contemptuous
adj. expressing extreme contempt
snotty-nosed, flip, insolent, impudent
adj. marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious question"; "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"
tumid, turgid, orotund, large, declamatory, bombastic
adj. ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
patronising, patronizing, condescending, arch
adj. (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
pretentious, ostentatious
adj. (of a display) tawdry or vulgar
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arty
adj. showily imitative of art or artists
arty-crafty, artsy-craftsy
adj. pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming
high-sounding, high-flown, inflated
adj. pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"
jumped-up
adj. (British informal) upstart
parvenue, nouveau-riche, upstart, parvenu
adj. characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
sesquipedalian
adj. given to the overuse of long words; "sesquipedalian orators"; "this sesquipedalian way of saying one has no money"
prefigurative, adumbrative, foreshadowing
adj. indistinctly prophetic
apocalyptic
adj. of or relating to an apocalypse
second-sighted, precognitive, clairvoyant
adj. foreseeing the future
Delphic, oracular
adj. obscurely prophetic; "Delphic pronouncements"; "an oracular message"
vatic, sibyllic, mantic, divinatory, vatical, sibylline
adj. resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions"
farseeing
adj. capable of seeing to a great distance
premonitory, precursory
adj. warning of future misfortune
prognosticative, prognostic, predictive
adj. of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
momentous
adj. of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"
epoch-making, epochal
adj. highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era; "epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill"; "an epoch-making discovery"
world-shattering, world-shaking, earthshaking
adj. sufficiently significant to affect the whole world; "earthshaking proposals"; "the contest was no world-shaking affair"; "the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering"
evidential, evidentiary
adj. serving as or based on evidence; "evidential signs of a forced entry"; "its evidentiary value"
large
adj. fairly large or important in effect; influential; "played a large role in the negotiations"
monumental
adj. of outstanding significance; "Einstein's monumental contributions to physics"
remarkable, noteworthy
adj. worthy of notice; "a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain"; "a remarkable achievement"
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modest
adj. free from pomp or affectation; "comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes"
unimportant, insignificant
adj. devoid of importance, meaning, or force
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