3) criticizes his writings as characterized by pomposity of style and an extravagant use of poetical epithets and compounds and far-fetched metaphors.
They criticized in no measured terms the current medicine of the time, and exposed the practical ignorance, the pomposity, and the greed of those who practised it.
He was a very agreeable companion and a thorough man of the world, singularly free from arrogance and pomposity; owing to his small stature, he was often known as "die kleine Excellenz."
Much of Cliff's humor had the same aim as satire: to puncture pomposity.
Basic networking concepts are covered, but the writing has an academic pomposity without the requisite rigor.
What it doesn't manage is to create a credible future or avoid pomposity.
The magazine is not an easy read and, at times, verges on a type of academic pomposity, which I find irritating.
Where others have imploded in their own pomposity, Pirates ' self-awareness sees it through.
The girls ' explosions of impatience with official pomposity may have been a safety valve for his own.
In an era of ' progressive ' rock pomposity and 12-minute tracks, the Ramones ' back-to-basics approach was rousing and confrontational.
pricking the balloon of pomposity, it has far more to offer.
268), show remarkable dignity and simplicity and avoidance of pomposity; to this Pliny the younger and Martial testify.
pomposity of men of science.
The Door, USA For 25 years this bimonthly American magazine has been deflating religious pomposity wherever it has been found.
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