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OTHER WORDS FROM pretentiouspre·ten·tious·ly, adverbpre·ten·tious·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pretentiousportentous, pretentious
Example sentences from the Web for pretentious
By then, pretentiously revolutionary political names had descended to the world of crack.
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
Chris had her hands full trying to live pretentiously on a rather small income.A Little Girl of Long Ago|Amanda Millie Douglas
This basin had originally been pretentiously ornamented, but time and vegetation had greatly improved these efforts of bad taste.The Cross of Berny|Emile de Girardin