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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To speak or behave with exaggerated authority. To give your opinion about something in a way that shows you think you are always right.

Usage examples (29)
  • In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.
  • Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali said, This pontificate is totally new.
  • The problem with the blogosphere and and you lot that sit back and pontificate is that a keyboard and mouse have made you an expert.
  • The most striking event of his pontificate is the tragic close. for more
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