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Synonyms for pretentiousness

Synonyms for pretentiousness

lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)

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It was replaced by pretentiousness and MBAs.--NELSON TORRES
As she's worked to expand it over 50 years, her rationale has been, as she told one interviewer a few years ago, "not for the pretentiousness of it, but for peace of mind and a search for truth." Collecting, she says, "will forever be one of the most important aspects of my life." -Kay Kipling
This new makeover series is part Changing Rooms, part Ten Years Younger, but mostly a massive ego trip for Martyn, who wears a cravat, calls everyone "My Dahling" and delights in his own pretentiousness.
Friendly welcoming staff and a less snooty ambience - they know they are good so pretentiousness is not needed!
Anderson has said "Thick as a Brick," the 1972 album that featured just one song spread out over two sides of an LP, was intended to spoof what he saw as the pretentiousness of prog-rock bands.
JK ROWLING says her new novel, The Casual Vacancy, is about the pretentiousness of the middle classes.
There's some Moody Blues airiness in there, and some Led Zeppelin bluesiness as well, but there's never really a feeling of pretentiousness, which is an easy trap to fall into when you play in that particular milieu.
To many, each and every work of art within its grand confines reeks of nonsense, pretentiousness and snobbery.
But Keith Duffy's chatty charm made up for Shane Lynch and Ronan Keating's less easy stage presence and the theatrics, lack of pretentiousness and borrowed songs satisfied a nostalgic crowd.
James added: "Although we are targeting the top end of the market, we're also dedicated to the fun element of it all and intend to avoid the pretentiousness and corporate stiffness that you get in other high-end venues."
While their "flesh" (hatred, ridicule, sarcasm, gossip, pretentiousness) tries to minister to our flesh, our only alternative after prayer is to exert "spiritual authority" as our spirits, infused with the Sanctifier, minister back to their flesh.
As it turns out, this is a massive understatement, for, as in earlier writings by Tafuri, obfuscation is overpoweringly present, and any message the author might wish to disseminate is obscured by the pretentiousness and incomprehensibility of his ludicrously opaque language, influenced no doubt by his Marxist stance and by people such as Adorno and Foucault (which might explain, of course, why some find it profound).
Jesus condemns them for their pretentiousness and arrogance and for using their power, knowledge, and privilege for their own glory while trampling on the poor and widows.
The terms are also given a "pretentiousness" rating to assist readers in avoiding inappropriate usage.
Despite this pretentiousness, but more probably because of it, Satake is very influential.