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pretentious - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'pretentious' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Pretentious [ a.]
- Full of pretension; disposed to lay claim to more than is one's; presuming; assuming.

Meaning of 'pretentious' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . pretentious [ a]
Meaning (1):
- making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
Example in sentence:
  • a pretentious country house;
  • a pretentious fraud;
  • a pretentious scholarly edition
Meaning (2):
- intended to attract notice and impress others
Example in sentence:
  • an ostentatious sable coat