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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
Conquering 2021 may seem like an overly pretentious plan, especially for an immigrant who is just beginning to take his own steps in this great country.
Moreover, Trebek’s performance didn’t just lack pretension, it was anti-pretentious.Remembering Alex Trebek, The Man With All The Answers|Oliver Roeder|November 9, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
House, M.D., was a series from the get go, so no worries about pretentiousness.‘House, M.D.’ Series Finale: Almost Like Saying Goodbye to a Friend|Malcolm Jones|May 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The infamous cable about the pretentiousness, quirks, and unpredictability of Muammar Gaddafi is but one example.
The rooms were just ordinary hotel rooms, furnished with the dingy, wholesale pretentiousness of hotels of the second rate.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott
It was a dwelling place of unusual pretentiousness for that land of "Do-without," where inexorable meagerness is the rule of life.A Pagan of the Hills|Charles Neville Buck
Even leaving aside the discomforts which are always allied to pretentiousness, the poor rich woman has a hard time of it.Town Life in Australia|R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
Some human vanity the north tower of Chartres displays, but no arrogant pride, no Renaissance pretentiousness.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Whether Meredith himself was more ashamed of their tailoring or their pretentiousness it is not easy to decide.The Art of Letters|Robert Lynd