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Synonyms for pretentious
prɪˈtɛn ʃəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretentious(adj)

    making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

    "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"

    Synonyms:
    ostentatious

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious, modest, honest, tasteful, unpompous

  2. ostentatious, pretentious(adj)

    intended to attract notice and impress others

    "an ostentatious sable coat"

    Synonyms:
    ostentatious

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious, honest, tasteful, modest, unpompous

  3. ostentatious, pretentious(adj)

    (of a display) tawdry or vulgar

    Synonyms:
    ostentatious

    Antonyms:
    modest, unpompous, tasteful, unpretentious, honest

Wiktionary

  1. pretentious(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    poseur

  2. pretentious(adjective)

    Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.

    Their song titles are pretentious in the context of their basic lyrics.

    Synonyms:
    poseur

  3. pretentious(adjective)

    Ostentatious; intended to impress others.

    Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.

    Synonyms:
    poseur

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pretentious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Recent.] assuming, conceited, vain, pert, flippant, priggish, coxcomical, dashing

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#41249arty
#47881cocky
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#115148douchebag
#136306poseur
#236091overdressed

How to use pretentious in a sentence?

  1. Henry W. Fowler:

    Quotation ... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a cord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium.

  2. John Romano:

    The smaller the understanding of the situation, the more pretentious the form of expression.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Many a times, it has been seen mentally sick people displaying profuse love online for own parents especially mother but using her shamelessly by sharing own picture with or without her just for getting publicity or Likes on own photo pic only and surprisingly, it is supported by many of his pretentious friends called fiends.

  4. Despair.com:

    The downside to being better than everyone is that people seem to think you are pretentious.

  5. Henri St. Germaine:

    I'm the guy you probably hate. Born in the States, educated in the UK and now living in Europe. Oh did I mention I'm self employed and travel a lot? And, no I'm not shallow or pretentious, those are just your own preconceived notions about me.


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