pretentious


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characterized by an exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance

marked by outward, often extravagant display

Synonyms for pretentious

making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

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intended to attract notice and impress others

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(of a display) tawdry or vulgar

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Here he sought a pretentious building that rose spire-like toward the heavens, its outer walls elaborately wrought with delicate carvings and intricate mosaics.
Tarzan had noticed that the roofs of most of the buildings were flat, the few exceptions being those of what he imagined to be the more pretentious public structures.
It was the very success of his last and most pretentious effort that had placed him in the horrifying predicament in which he now found himself--with the corpse of what was apparently a human being in his workshop and no available explanation that could possibly be acceptable to a matter-of-fact and unscientific police.
Really essentially 'popular,' too, in spirit are the more pretentious poems of the wandering professional minstrels, which have been handed down along with the others, just as the minstrels were accustomed to recite both sorts indiscriminately.
Memories of Evie's wedding had warped her, the starched servants, the yards of uneaten food, the rustle of overdressed women, motor-cars oozing grease on the gravel, rubbish on a pretentious band.
Afterwards comes the turn of all the pretentious intellectual failures of the time.
pretentious Chef Aiden cocktail bar, access to the grill menu, and unrivalled views of Manchester from 92 meters up in the air.
They're all wasting their talents - and my time - on this wretchedly pretentious rubbish.
Presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte slammed his rival Manuel Mar Roxas II as a pretentious leader during the second presidential debate here on Sunday.
A Michelin-starred chef who has taken over at a top village restaurant has proclaimed he's "not bothered about pretentious food".
Acts lined up also include Russell Peters, Bill Burr and a segment called Pretentious Nights featuring the critics behind the popular YouTube series, Pretentious Movie Reviews.
com)-- Pretentious Puppy Boutique is thrilled to announce the opening of their new online boutique.
It is an establishment where a coffee is a coffee is a coffee, no pretentious names and no pretentious prices.
You might not think it's pretentious, Hay might not think it's pretentious, the people who go there might not think it's pretentious - but it is.
Except in the exceedingly rare instance when it is genuinely necessary to distinguish an attorney-at-law from an attorney-in-fact, the "at Law" portion of that title is just as unnecessary and pretentious as "Esq.