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OTHER WORDS FROM pretentiouspre·ten·tious·ly, adverbpre·ten·tious·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for pretentiousness
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.
But Cassy, instinctively insolent to pretentiousness, was very simple with the simple.The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus
Nevertheless he regarded it as essentially absurd in its pretentiousness.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
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
He probed character with a glance, and was particularly sharp on pretentiousness and self-importance.Collections and Recollections|George William Erskine Russell
She loved the wayward and the desolate: pretentiousness in any disguise was the one thing she suspected and could not tolerate.Mauprat|George Sand