Synonym of pontificating

Alternative for pontificating

pɑn'tɪfɪkət /pɒn-


the government of the Roman Catholic Church


administer a pontifical officetalk in a dogmatic and pompous manner


Present participle for to express one's opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way
preaching declaiming dogmatizing expounding pontifying lecturing moralising moralizing sermonising sermonizing pronouncing spouting addressing admonishing evangelising evangelizing expatiating haranguing ministering perorating preachifying spieling teaching spouting off giving sermon getting on a soapbox mouthing off holding forth sounding off laying down the law going on speechifying orating talking speaking discoursing ranting fulminating jawing descanting droning on giving an address making a speech giving a talk talking at length discussing explaining reciting giving a speech giving a lecture speaking at length giving a sermon edifying opining philosophizing blustering ethicizing remarking raving commentating philosophising commenting huffing yelling debating stumping arguing prelecting instructing delivering trumpeting uttering mouthing bloviating soapboxing passing judgment going on and on piling it on talking big speaking out taking the floor intoning proclaiming interpreting analyzing describing reporting reviewing denouncing delivering a sermon asserting blowing hot air declaring stating making an oration advising nagging criticizing theorizing persuading blowing observing droning talking interminably speaking boringly speaking monotonously noting criticising reflecting reasoning contemplating meditating examining thinking weighing speculating deliberating pondering dissertating conferring allowing conversing lucubrating analysing expanding writing learnedly voicing disserting elaborating developing confabbing modulating enlarging disputing chewing treating shouting writing at length editorialising editorializing bellowing roaring dilating upon weighing in theorising vociferating giving a meeting spellbinding vaporing bragging boasting rambling chattering crying pitching talking forcefully rambling on rabbiting on storming clamouring scolding fuming railing seething sizzling objurgating raging clamoring giving lessons in shooting off one's mouth delivering a tirade ranting and raving taking on blowing one's top carrying on delivering an address addressing an audience getting across


Self-assertive to a pretentious extreme
bumptious arrogant cocky presumptuous self-assertive swaggering conceited egotistic forward opinionated overbearing pushy self-opinionated swollen-headed affected domineering grandiose haughty imperious overweening pompous sententious strutting supercilious uppish uppity vaunting assumptive boastful brash cavalier chesty condescending egotistical hifalutin high-and-mighty highfalutin high-handed high-hat huffish huffy important impudent lofty lordly masterful overconfident patronising patronizing peremptory presuming pretentious proud puffed up self-asserting self-important showy sniffy stiff stiff-necked superior toploftical toplofty vain cocksure loud obnoxious prideful self-satisfied smug snooty vainglorious full of oneself full of yourself offensively self-assertive pleased with yourself holier-than-thou braggart complacent bigheaded bombastic saucy impertinent self-conceited self-flattering self-loving bossy snobby braggy confident self-affected self-confident self-engrossed selfish self-gratulatory snobbish self-complacent self-dramatizing authoritarian blustery self-congratulatory narcissistic pontifical egocentric bragging self-promoting self-applauding self-assured self-contented dominating self-pleased stuck-up self-adulatory magisterial swellheaded egoistical immodest extroverted disdainful unreserved egoistic self-glorifying extraverted assured self-centered blusterous uninhibited self-centred insolent audacious bold high and mighty brazen cheeky brassy sassy nervy hubristic hoity-toity rude contemptuous fresh wise toffee-nosed scornful blustering snotty flip assuming biggity biggety contumelious pert smart cool unabashed overbold know-it-all ostentatious malapert big-headed fancy-pants stuck up aloof smart-alecky brazen-faced procacious bold-faced snippy inconsiderate barefaced bloated boldfaced elitist unblushing dictatorial officious brassbound too big for your boots arch rash autocratic familiar self-righteous self-serving arrant assertive orgulous blatant aggressive flippant forceful disrespectful puffed-up mocking impetuous consequential scoffing sneering swanky smarty pushful dismissive la-di-da wise guy sure jumped up off-base foolhardy ambitious crowing thrusting pushing discourteous hotheaded uncivil tyrannical shameless inflated bullish impolite impulsive impolitic despotic indifferent cold-shoulder careless heedless self-aggrandizing persnickety hasty precipitate portentous snippety puffy flaunting la-de-da high-minded full of hot air on an ego trip too big for your breeches too big for one's boots too big for one's breeches putting on airs puffed cute smart-aleck smarty-pants facetious perky arbitrary offhand oppressive posh poncey windy free self-opinioned overfamiliar highhanded boasting high refined throwing one's weight around remote tony curt casual undemocratic heavy-handed previous premature overhasty irreverent presumptive lippy unconcerned insouciant uninterested above oneself willful rigid wilful inflexible anti-democratic repressive honourable gracious honorable improper inappropriate insubordinate high falutin temerarious madcap daredevil reckless reserved distant detached blowhard unceremonious unmannerly high-flown throwing one's weight about mouthy insulting commanding airy wiseguy aristocratic standoffish riding for a fall overoptimistic abrupt brusque glib terse cursory perfunctory off ungracious effervescent brazenfaced trashy incautious thoughtless bright vivacious headlong untactful maladroit big-mouthed swanking on your high horse on high horse ironhanded dominant splendid exaggerated grand spectacular flatulent flowery highfaluting magnificent overstated take-it-or-leave-it pococurante offish big loudmouth windbag exultant obtrusive as bold as brass sure of yourself brass-necked bad-mannered offensive driven ill-mannered ill-bred positive hotshot bold as brass heading for a fall hot stuff certain go-getting high-pressure enterprising fierce militant in-your-face jaunty on ego trip insistent strident sharp-elbowed loudmouthed too big for one's britches smart aleck smart guy smarty pants


Characterized by a pompous air of infallibility
pontifical 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 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

Antonym of pontificating

pontificating Idiom, Proverb

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