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Synonyms for pretentious
prɪˈtɛn ʃəspre·ten·tious

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  1. pretentiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    poseur

  2. pretentiousadjective

    Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.

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

    Synonyms:
    poseur

  3. pretentiousadjective

    Ostentatious; intended to impress others.

    Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.

    Synonyms:
    poseur

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretentiousadjective

    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, pretentiousadjective

    intended to attract notice and impress others

    "an ostentatious sable coat"

    Synonyms:
    ostentatious

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious, honest, tasteful, modest, unpompous

  3. ostentatious, pretentiousadjective

    (of a display) tawdry or vulgar

    Synonyms:
    ostentatious

    Antonyms:
    modest, unpompous, tasteful, unpretentious, honest

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pretentiousadjective

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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#38916pretentious
#41249arty
#47881cocky
#53195grandiose
#63892thoughtless
#67211conceited
#68705presumptuous
#99755ostentatious
#115148douchebag
#136306poseur
#236091overdressed

How to use pretentious in a sentence?

  1. John Romano:

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

  2. Stephanie Clifford:

    I think it’s a coincidence, i’m not pretentious enough to think she named her after me.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    An election is not a solution and rather it is an aggravation of problem for the common population until the nation has a real opposition party in politics,not the pretentious ones.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who enjoys the company of fake friends or pretentious people is either a fool or a fraud.

  5. San Francisco:

    A pretentious way of saying 'selected,'.


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