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Synonyms for pretentious
prɪˈtɛn ʃəspre·ten·tious

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Wiktionary1.0 / 4 votes

  1. pretentiousadjective


  2. pretentiousadjective

    Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.

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


  3. pretentiousadjective

    Ostentatious; intended to impress others.

    Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.


Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  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"


    unpretentious, modest, honest, tasteful, unpompous

  2. ostentatious, pretentiousadjective

    intended to attract notice and impress others

    "an ostentatious sable coat"


    unpretentious, honest, tasteful, modest, unpompous

  3. ostentatious, pretentiousadjective

    (of a display) tawdry or vulgar


    modest, unpompous, tasteful, unpretentious, honest

Dictionary of English Synonymes3.5 / 2 votes

  1. pretentiousadjective

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

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  1. This Is Spinal Tap:

    Marty This pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock psalms is enough to prompt the question, What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap, and couldn't he have rested on that day too'

  2. Despair.com:

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

  3. San Francisco:

    A pretentious way of saying 'selected,'.

  4. Kennedy Ogba:

    Ruthless Killers strike with Weapons and Pretentious Friends kill with Kisses. It's easy to avoid the former, but not so the later

  5. Stephanie Clifford:

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

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