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Meaning of PRETENTIOUS

Pronunciation:  pree'tenshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"
  2. [adj]  making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"
  3. [adj]  of a display that is tawdry or vulgar
 

PRETENTIOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: artsy-craftsy, arty, arty-crafty, conspicuous, flaunty, grandiloquent, grandiose, hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, hoity-toity, inflated, jumped-up, kitsch, la-di-da, nouveau-riche, ostentatious, overblown, parvenu, parvenue, pompous, pontifical, portentous, sententious, sesquipedalian, showy, splashy, upstart(a)
 
 Antonyms: unostentatious, unpretentious
 
 See Also: in poor taste(p), tasteless

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*ten"tious\, a. [Cf. F. pr['e]tentieux. See
{Pretend}.]
Full of pretension; disposed to lay claim to more than is
one's; presuming; assuming. -- {Pre*ten"tious*ly}, adv. --
{Pre*ten"tious*ness}, n.

 

 

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