pretentiously


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pre·ten·tious

 (prĭ-tĕn′shəs)
adj.
1. Claiming that or behaving as if one is important or deserving of merit when such is not the case: a pretentious socialite.
2. Showing or betraying an attitude of superiority: made pretentious remarks about his education.
3. Marked by an extravagant or presumptuous outward show; ostentatious: a pretentious house. See Synonyms at showy.

pre·ten′tious·ly adv.
pre·ten′tious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pretentiously - in a pretentious manner; "this author writes pretentiously"
unpretentiously - in an unpretentious manner; "she was unpretentiously dressed even though she was the guest of honor"
Translations

pretentiously

[prɪˈtenʃəslɪ] ADVcon pretenciosidad

pretentiously

adv say, describehochtrabend; decoratedpompös, protzig (inf)

pretentiously

[prɪˈtɛnʃəslɪ] advpretenziosamente
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The room had a blue wall-paper, and was well, almost pretentiously, furnished, with its round table, its divan, and its bronze clock under a glass shade.
She knew what it was all meant to represent, but it was so pretentiously false and unnatural that she first felt ashamed for the actors and then amused at them.
I think you will recollect," he added pretentiously, "when I tell you that it included a performance of the Fifth Symphony of Beethoven.
Grab it by the throat, and then go and stand around pretentiously at an art gallery for a bit.
DURING October residents of Billingham will be consulted on the future of Billingham Parish Council pretentiously calling itself a town council and set up originally to replace the Billingham Urban District Council which did so much to enhance Billingham when it existed.
Pretentiously progressive, Ramsden's library features Darwin's Origin of Species; busts of John Bright and Herbert Spenser; a portrait of Richard Cobden; photographs of Martineau, Huxley, and George Eliot; autotypes of allegories by G.
2) Dump the traditional studio above the courts and switch to the pretentiously named Gatsby Club, a soul-destroying corporate hospitality suite.
Then she has to transfer these aspirations to her son, whom she pretentiously names Connell.
The first is intellectually exciting but the second seems to have been a pretentiously labeled patronage system.
The university is not a for-profit business where "branding" adjectives are pretentiously thrown about.
This country is no real estate of any of the charlatans swaggering so pretentiously on the political stage?
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