Part of speech:
Exceeding reasonable bounds:
The definition of pretentious is someone or something that claims to be very important or grand.
Having or showing great pride in oneself and disdain, contempt, or scorn for others; proud; arrogant; supercilious
Using high-flown, pompous, bombastic words and expressions
Morally or intellectually superior.
Lofty; sublime; noble:
(Informal) Very good; excellent, delightful, admirable, etc.: a general term of approval
Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second:
The definition of lofty is very high in the air, elevated in character, or overly grand.
Splendid or brilliant, often affectedly so
Marked by passion or pomposity; bombastic
Made of or as if of fustian:
Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent.
Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
Used for persuasive effect:
Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound.
The slender part of a flower pistil, connecting the ovary and the stigma. The pollen tube grows through the style delivering the pollen nuclei to the ovary.
Straightforward; frank or candid:
Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style
Of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth.
Belonging to or reserved for a small select group; exclusive:
Of, relating to, or having the nature of an idealist or idealism.
of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; ; - Oliver Franks
Raised or expanded to abnormal levels:
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