SYNONYMS FOR pretentious
Related formspre·ten·tious·ly, adverbpre·ten·tious·ness, noun
Can be confusedportentous pretentious
Examples from the Web for pretentiously
By then, pretentiously revolutionary political names had descended to the world of crack.
Pudge kicked clods in his path and was pretentiously occupied with a dead beetle which he had picked up.The Sturdy Oak|Samuel Merwin, et al.
They have no saloon on deck, though a couple of small apartments, abaft the paddle-boxes, are pretentiously called "pavilions."Down the Rhine|Oliver Optic
M. Wilkie was comfortably lodged; but his rooms were most pretentiously ornamented.The Count's Millions|Emile Gaboriau