I recently got called incredibly pontificious - Is this a word?
I know pontificate is a word, but searching for 'pontificious' returns no actual definition of the word, not even usage in a sentence. He was adamant the reason for this is its such a rare word it won’t be used, but I’d assume someone, somewhere would have defined it or used it in a sentence if it was.
Hence why I felt it may not have been used correctly.
I have, admittedly, done a basic google search and looked a couple of online dictionaries but online results from google searches return nothing clear. Searching in the Cambridge dictionary sends me to pontificate and a search in Webster’s yields no results.
So, is it a word? If I was being pompous and dogmatic, how should he have described me?
If it is a word, why can't I find a simple definition of it?