pretentiousness


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Related to pretentiousness: devious, devoid, albeit, reticent, odious, obnoxious

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:
Noun1.pretentiousness - lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
inelegance - the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
2.pretentiousness - the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)
unnaturalness - the quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles
ostentation - pretentious or showy or vulgar display
unpretentiousness - the quality of being natural and without pretensions

pretentiousness

noun
Boastful self-importance or display:
Translations

pretentiousness

[prɪˈtenʃəsnɪs] N (= affectedness) → pretenciosidad f; (= vulgar ostentation) → cursilería f

pretentiousness

[prɪˈtɛnʃəsnɪs] nprétention f

pretentiousness

n (= self-importance)Anmaßung f; (of speech, style, book)Hochgestochenheit f; (= ostentatiousness)Angeberei f, → Protzigkeit f (inf), → Großkotzigkeit f (inf); (of house, restaurant, décor)Pomp m, → Bombast m

pretentiousness

[prɪˈtɛnʃəsnɪs] npretenziosità
References in classic literature ?
And on the strength of peccadillos, reprehensible in an author, but excusable in a son, the Anglo-Saxon race is accused of prudishness, humbug, pretentiousness, deceit, cunning, and bad cooking.
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"I don't believe in all the religious elitism and pretentiousness."
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It falls from profundity to pretentiousness and, lacking facts or insight, makes wild assumptions of our sympathies.
It falls from profundity to trippy pretentiousness and, lacking facts or insight, it makes wild assumptions of our sympathies.
Wednesday Addams: All your life." Wednesday's character, generally and especially in this scene, mocks the idea of pretentiousness and defies the notion that she would ever need saving.
Ok, it's marketing but Yorkshire doesn't need any kind of pretentiousness.