Pompous vs Extravagance - What's the difference?
As an adjective pompous
is affectedly grand, solemn or self-important.
As a noun extravagance is
excessive or superfluous expenditure of money.
Affectedly grand, solemn or self-important.
* 1848, , Bantam Classics (1997), 16:
- "Not that the parting speech caused Amelia to philosophise, or that it armed her in any way with a calmness, the result of argument; but it was intolerably dull, pompous , and tedious; and having the fear of her schoolmistress greatly before her eyes, Miss Sedley did not venture, in her presence, to give way to any ebullitions of private grief."
* See also
Excessive or superfluous expenditure of money.
Prodigality as in extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, or demands.
:They spared nothing in obtaining extravagances for each other. Everything was lavish and wildly in excess. They were in love!
*:A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire. In fact, that arm-chair had been an extravagance of Mrs. Bunting. She had wanted her husband to be comfortable after the day's work was done, and she had paid thirty-seven shillings for the chair.