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Synonyms for pretentious
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Wiktionary1.0 / 4 votes
Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.
Their song titles are pretentious in the context of their basic lyrics.
Ostentatious; intended to impress others.
Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.
Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes
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
intended to attract notice and impress others
"an ostentatious sable coat"
unpretentious, honest, tasteful, modest, unpompous
(of a display) tawdry or vulgar
modest, unpompous, tasteful, unpretentious, honest
Dictionary of English Synonymes3.5 / 2 votes
PPDB, the paraphrase database2.0 / 1 vote
List of paraphrases for "pretentious":
conceited, stuck-up, arty, thoughtless, cocky, overdressed, ostentatious, presumptuous, douchebag, grandiose
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How to use pretentious in a sentence?
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.
The smaller the understanding of the situation, the more pretentious the form of expression.
I think it’s a coincidence, i’m not pretentious enough to think she named her after me.
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'
A pretentious way of saying 'selected,'.
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- الطنانة, مغرورArabic
- ostentós, pretenciósCatalan, Valencian
- prätentiös, protzigGerman
- macanudo, pretenciosoSpanish
- näyttävä, mahtailevaFinnish
- 잘난 체하는Korean
- pretensiøsNorwegian Nynorsk
- претенциозный, показнойRussian
- khoe khoangVietnamese
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