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Definition of pretencious

"pretencious" is probably misspelled. Trying pretentious instead Definition of pretentious

1. pretentious [ a ] making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
Examples: "a pretentious country house" "a pretentious fraud" "a pretentious scholarly edition"

Synonyms pretentious Related Terms unpretentious grandiloquent arty sententious grandiose artsy-craftsy nouveau-riche sesquipedalian high-flown jumped-up tasteless

2. pretentious [ a ] of a display that is tawdry or vulgar

Synonyms pretentious kitsch ostentatious Related Terms tasteless

3. pretentious [ a ] intended to attract notice and impress others
Examples: "an ostentatious sable coat"

Synonyms ostentatious pretentious Related Terms unostentatious showy conspicuous

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