English to Afrikaans Meaning :: pretentious

Pretentious :
pretensieus
- pretensieusaanmatigendpretensiepretensieloos
 

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Adjective(1) making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved(2) intended to attract notice and impress others(3) (of a display

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(1) If we were too serious it might have come off as pretentious , heavy handed or silly.(2) Towards the other wives and their children she was always extremely imperious, haughty and pretentious .(3) If it looks or sounds pretentious , then that is what it will be accused of.(4) Some thought her pretentious , of which there are many greater crimes.(5) Of course a lot of what he said was pretentious rubbish but that is normal for art critics.(6) I was going to make a Cold War analogy here, but, let's face it, that would be ridiculously pretentious .(7) One of the things I dislike is pretentious people who chat a lot of hot air.(8) It's pleasingly literary without being pretentious ; plot is in no way sacrificed to prose.(9) Is it just pretentious rhetoric that I am using to avoid facing myself?(10) To say that the music is overblown and pretentious is rather an understatement.(11) He also had a convoluted and elaborate manner of speech that many thought pretentious .(12) What you want to do if you actually fancy being a pretentious intellectual is read the book.(13) It's loved by a small band of pretentious types who dress in black.(14) The council fools no one with its pretentious claims for being ÔÇÿof world statureÔÇÖ.(15) Apparently, the language used by wine writers is too flowery and pretentious .(16) What critic, or prince, could resist something so impressive and so pretentious ?
Synonyms
Adjective
1. affected ::
geraak
2. ostentatious ::
blufferig
3. showy ::
pronkerig
4. overambitious ::
ambitieus
5. pompous ::
luisterryk
6. artificial ::
kunsmatige
7. inflated ::
opgeblaas
8. overblown ::
oordrewe
9. high-sounding ::
hoë-klinkende
10. flowery ::
blomme
11. grandiose ::
grandiose
12. elaborate ::
uit te brei
13. extravagant ::
buitensporig
14. flamboyant ::
flambojante
15. ornate ::
versierde
17. magniloquent ::
grootsprakend
18. sophomoric ::
Sophomoric
19. flashy ::
flitsende
20. highfalutin ::
highfalutin
21. fancy-pants ::
fancy-broek
22. la-di-da ::
la-di-da
23. pseudo ::
pseudo
Antonyms
1. modest ::
beskeie
Different Forms
pretentious, pretentiously, pretentiousness, unpretentious
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