Synonym of pontifical

Alternative for pontifical

Adjective

Characterized by a pompous air of infallibility
dogmatic doctrinaire opinionated arrogant inflexible adamant opinionative opinioned dictatorial domineering prejudiced dogmatical pompous uncompromising biased imperious overbearing bigoted cocksure rigid obdurate authoritarian obstinate intolerant pigheaded unyielding apostolic stubborn superior magisterial bloated condescending headstrong pretentious wilful portentous grandiose pontificating puffy swaggering self-opinionated self-important single-minded bull-headed of fixed views pig-headed assertive insistent fanatical authoritative unbending stiff-necked dictative one-sided bullheaded partisan theoretical speculative impractical self-assertive swivel-eyed extreme unpragmatic unrealistic hypothetical ideological zealous of preconceived ideas mulish strict holding fixed views pertinacious stern dogged emphatic peremptory imperative high-handed arbitrary categorical entrenched downright unquestionable narrow-minded unchallengeable small-minded definite unequivocal formal tenacious determined despotic confident fascistic egotistical wrong-headed tyrannical high and mighty bossy autocratic disobliging irrational uncooperative obstructive unhelpful unaccommodating annoying troublesome vexatious tiresome awkward difficult contrary illogical commanding brusque abrupt imperial brisk summary blinkered intransigent intractable firm tyrannous autocratical willful masterful overweening positive tyrannic lordly decided severe certain undeniable stringent finished rigorous fixed compelling unreasonable

Adjective

Having an especially high opinion of oneself, usually with contempt for others
arrogant haughty hubristic supercilious egocentric egoistic egoistical high-handed immodest imperious lordly narcissistic pompous pretentious prideful vainglorious blustering boastful opinionated overweening bold brash conceited contemptuous disdainful egotistical overbearing patronising patronizing presumptuous proud scornful self-important superior swaggering uppity affected biggity bloated brazen bumptious elitist insolent lofty mocking self-adulatory self-affected self-centered self-centred self-conceited self-congratulatory self-contented self-engrossed self-glorifying selfish self-opinionated self-promoting self-righteous self-serving snobbish snobby swellheaded swollen-headed uppish assumptive bigheaded brassy cavalier chesty cocky condescending egotistic fancy-pants full of oneself hifalutin high-and-mighty highfalutin high-hat hoity-toity huffish huffy impudent orgulous scoffing self-asserting self-assertive smug sneering sniffy snooty snotty stiff-necked stuck-up toffee-nosed toploftical toplofty vain audacious autocratic biggety big-headed bossy bragging cheeky cold-shoulder high and mighty know-it-all overconfident smarty snippy puffed up stuck up jumped up wise guy on an ego trip too big for your boots domineering magisterial important self-satisfied assured forward ostentatious masterful peremptory grandiose confident self-confident sententious self-assured blusterous holier-than-thou portentous authoritarian cocksure flaunting dominating presuming complacent stiff officious aloof pushy showy dismissive flatulent puffy puffed-up cool highfaluting sure assuming too big for one's boots too big for one's breeches braggart bombastic saucy self-loving braggy pontificating self-complacent self-pleased unreserved impertinent self-flattering self-gratulatory self-dramatizing blustery self-applauding extroverted extraverted uninhibited puffed inflated strutting ranting consequential despotic dictatorial tyrannical fustian oppressive swollen with pride full of yourself la-de-da high-minded la-di-da heavy-handed coercive bullying splendid exaggerated grand spectacular flowery magnificent overstated tyrannous overproud authoritative tyrannic dogmatic autocratical full of hot air lording it iron-handed preponderant imperial imperative ascendant prevalent stuffy demanding regnant commanding arbitrary harsh severe repressive draconian assertive undemocratic anti-democratic strict absolute autarchic forceful pushful rude totalitarian rigid monocratic nervy willful wilful illiberal firm bullish tsarist czarist cruel imposing insistent brutal obtrusive iron-fisted smart-alecky inflexible doctrinaire dominant loud pushing ruthless offensive swanky fresh sassy inconsiderate controlling unjust contumelious malapert intrusive unyielding aggressive ambitious summary stern brusque obnoxious tough discourteous uncivil ironhanded merciless self-aggrandizing hard on high horse abrupt pert strident ungracious smart unabashed wise flip barefaced prying interfering meddling meddlesome loudmouthed overwhelming putting on airs busy vaunting subjugating above oneself powerful protrusive nosey intruding snoopy nosy inhuman Neronian one-party absolutist abusive unmannerly thrusting rigorous curt tactless impolite emphatic highhanded unlimited posh offhand disrespectful high insulting loudmouth compelling decisive uncontrolled exacting mean indifferent brazen-faced hardhanded thoughtless undiplomatic persnickety insubordinate ill-mannered arch bold-faced brassbound overbold remote tony boasting aristocratic careless procacious rough lippy throwing one's weight about mannerless high-flown out-of-line unblushing disciplinarian all-powerful self-willed masterly overpowering impressive standoffish unaccountable unconstitutional single-party stifling refined exclusive majestic regal august judicial stately dignified poncey windy ordering bidding dystopian self-opinioned over-assertive fascistic dogmatical offensively self-assertive potty ritzy honourable honorable gracious driving czarlike compulsatory obligatory mandatory required compulsory casual airy driven unreasonable sure of oneself clamorous crack-the-whip dictative crowing foolhardy cliquish pleased with yourself unconcerned insouciant uninterested unrestrained reserved distant detached blowhard go-ahead on one's high horse self-respecting high-pressure enterprising fierce in-your-face go-getting militant strong-willed unceremonious wiseguy boldfaced strong unassailable swanking big-mouthed throwing one's weight around brisk glib terse cursory off perfunctory downright throwing weight around on your high horse sharp-elbowed positive big windbag exultant take-it-or-leave-it pococurante offish in charge not backward in coming forward no ifs ands or buts no joke flat-out straight out intolerant temerarious daredevil reckless madcap in driver's seat crack the whip insensitive autarchical sure of yourself uncompromising obstinate undeniable decided definite fixed certain stringent finished absolutistic riding for a fall rash heedless overoptimistic hot stuff noisy blaring flinty ramrod austere bustling grating jarring on ego trip inept bungling lacking civility bad mannered piercing raucous overzealous too big for one's britches breezy off-base overstrict sadistic OTT excessive cacophonous deafening jangling dissonant thundering booming shrill heading for a fall crass overbusy gaudy ear-splitting vulgar flashy discordant blatant churlish disagreeable put down importunate inquisitive pragmatic blunt jazzy tinny loud-mouthed garish heavy graceless over the top unpleasant high-pitched metallic flirtatious arrant shameless bureaucratic fussy intermeddling burdensome crushing derogatory disparaging pitiless murderous trying onerous excruciating unfair relentless grievous bitter punitive rugged inexorable grim searing blowing one's own horn unchivalrous uncharitable boorish uncouth unmannered crude unrefined unladylike bad-mannered uncomplimentary disgracious ill-bred disheartening gloomy discouraging weighty sombre dispiriting worrying troublesome stressful backbreaking hefty dismal depressive troubling superincumbent bleak distressing exigent somber taxing depressing confining headache ungenteel mouthy loutish ungallant surly sullen smart alecky oafish indecorous indelicate gruff ungentlemanly unhandsome crabbed underbred inaffable sharp ignorant yokelish short bounderish uncalled-for coarse rough going high falutin

Adjective

Done in a pompously or overly solemn manner so as to impress
portentous pompous self-important solemn ponderous bombastic declamatory grandiloquent sonorous inflated oratorical overblown overripe rhetorical arrogant grave haughty pretentious serious boastful lofty conceited imperious overbearing highfalutin vain superior flaunting puffy self-centered self-centred puffed up high and mighty affected grandiose ostentatious proud supercilious flatulent presumptuous magisterial vainglorious uppity important bloated windy egotistic domineering bragging fustian boasting narcissistic showy lordly uppish huffish snippy chesty overweening huffy peremptory bumptious stiff-necked cavalier toplofty toploftical presuming sniffy snobbish condescending swaggering selfish masterful assumptive self-assertive self-asserting la-de-da high-and-mighty high-handed high-minded high-hat la-di-da highfaluting hoity-toity stuck-up ranting posh poncey prideful disdainful swanky puffed-up fancy-pants self-satisfied swollen with pride high-flown turgid magniloquent high-sounding ornate braggart pedantic orotund Falstaffian arty-farty euphuistic dogmatic doctrinaire opinionated inflexible opinionative adamant opinioned prejudiced dictatorial uncompromising dogmatical biased cocksure bigoted rigid obdurate obstinate authoritarian pigheaded intolerant unyielding apostolic stubborn wilful headstrong pontificating self-opinionated of fixed views single-minded bull-headed pig-headed sententious stiff hifalutin patronizing snooty splendid flowery magnificent overstated patronising exaggerated grand spectacular florid tumid verbose aureate purple overwrought stilted overdone rhetoric wordy extravagant gassy elaborate gaseous long-winded pleonastic periphrastic Ossianic magnific histrionic prolix fulsome strained laboured theatrical swollen exalted convoluted labored flamboyant rotund Ciceronian tedious epideictic imposing hyperventilated Demosthenic Demosthenean voluble eloquent over-elaborate garrulous rambling elevated high hyperbolic diffuse sesquipedalian dramatic circumlocutory lengthy meandering blathering big-talking windbag tumescent silver-tongued circuitous discursive big protracted fluent puffed loquacious stagy complicated tautological involved talkative mouthy elocutionary effusive repetitious logorrheic tortuous talky redundant formal palaverous grand-sounding majestic impressive heroic mannered actorly lexiphanic tiresome bold prim blustering fine overinflated shallow superficial breezy rhapsodic loudmouthed balderdash stodgy sublime verbal linguistic tall oratorial booming melodramatic arresting flashy stuffy high-falutin stuffed shirt stylistic Miltonian epic Homeric priggish fervid impassioned persuasive gesturing vivid forceful gesticulative senatorial loud noisy expressive intoning noble stentorian embellished contrived glib vocal articulate full of hot air euphistic tall-talking prattling expansive prating jabbering babbling gushing long erudite learned scholarly indirect digressive wandering yakking multiloquent big-mouthed gabby multiloquous gobby wittering ivory-tower tautologous repeating ambagious logorrhoeic yacking repetitive full of air with the gift of the gab having kissed the Blarney stone empty overlong long-drawn-out prolonged fancy fussy ornamented complex detailed decorated excessive rhapsodical overestimated

Noun

The vestment of a spiritual or religious person

Antonym of pontifical

pontifical Idiom, Proverb

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