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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth; Lack of elegance as a consequence of being puffed up with vanity.

Usage examples (36)
  • On this level, however, the charge of pretentiousness is open to a number of challenges.
  • Still at the stage where I'm not sure whether this is an actual story or just an exercise in pretentiousness.
  • Her fictional world is peopled with secondary characters who despise art and artifice, and any kind of pretentiousness or showing off.
  • I will face and understand the claim of "pretentiousness". for more
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