Adjective(1) making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved(2) intended to attract notice and impress others(3) (of a display
(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 ├ö├ç├┐of world stature├ö├ç├û.(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 ?
1. affected ::
2. ostentatious ::
3. showy ::
4. overambitious ::
5. pompous ::
6. artificial ::
7. inflated ::
8. overblown ::
9. high-sounding ::
10. flowery ::
11. grandiose ::
12. elaborate ::
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13. extravagant ::
14. flamboyant ::
15. ornate ::
17. magniloquent ::
18. sophomoric ::
19. flashy ::
20. highfalutin ::
21. fancy-pants ::
22. la-di-da ::
23. pseudo ::
1. modest ::
pretentious, pretentiously, pretentiousness, unpretentious
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