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pretentious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pretentious

(adj) making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
Example Sentence
  • a pretentious country house
  • a pretentious fraud
  • a pretentious scholarly edition

(adj) intended to attract notice and impress others
Synonyms : ostentatious
Example Sentence
  • an ostentatious sable coat

(adj) (of a display) tawdry or vulgar
Synonyms : ostentatious

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pretentious

Pretentious is someone who is Pretending
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by dshefman

She is pretending to be rich to gain everyone's attention.
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by paula_3004

pretentious sounds similar to ostentatious 2 pretentious = pre + tentious (tension) she is pretending to be in tension of being kissed by her boyfriend but inside she is happy she is showing and gaing attension JAI SHRI RAM
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