Synonyms for pontifical

Synonyms for (noun) pontifical

Synonyms: pontifical

Definition: the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)

Similar words: vestment

Definition: gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy

Synonyms for (adjective) pontifical

Synonyms: overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous, grandiloquent

Definition: puffed up with vanity

Usage: a grandiloquent and boastful manner; overblown oratory; a pompous speech; pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey- Newsweek

Similar words: pretentious

Definition: making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

Usage: a pretentious country house; a pretentious fraud; a pretentious scholarly edition