Pretentious synonyms

prĭ-tĕn'shəs
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Of or pertaining to Faust, especially his abandonment of values in order to pursue knowledge.
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Intended to attract notice.
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Attracting attention by being unexpected, unusual, outstanding, or egregious; striking
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Affected is defined as a situation when something impacts you or is something that was directed towards you and resulted in some emotional or other change in you.
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The definition of pompous is someone who has excessive self-esteem.
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Strongly desirous—followed by "of" or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.
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Having excessive pride in oneself, often with contempt for others.
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High-sounding but with little meaning.
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Having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.; vain and egotistical.
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Costing or spending too much; wasteful
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Too showy or ornate; florid, extravagant, etc.
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Ostentatious and vulgar; gaudy
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Of, relating to, or suggestive of flowers:
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Showy in a tasteless or vulgar way.
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Having or showing the good taste and refinement associated with polite society; elegant, fashionable, etc.
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Having grandeur or magnificence; imposing; impressive
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High-sounding but meaningless; bombastic
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Alternative form of highfalutin.
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(Figuratively) Containing excessive, meaningless words, particularly for show
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Affecting grandness; pompous.
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Excessive, exaggerated, or overdone:
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Of or pertaining to the Pharisees. [from 16th c.]
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Having or showing excessive and arrogant self-confidence; presumptuous.
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Having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance; pompous or officious
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Attracting attention in a gaudy or flashy way
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The definition of smug is the showing of extreme satisfaction with oneself.
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Having a powerful, impressive sound; high-sounding
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Relating to making splashes or the sound of splashing.
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The definition of turgid is something swollen or bloated, or language or style that is designed to show-off.
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A practical joke, playful deception, raillery, etc.
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Talk or writing that sounds grand or important but has little meaning; pompous language
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(--- Historical) Thick, boiled oatmeal or flour
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Pretentious, showy finery.
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Art, writing, etc. of a shallow kind, calculated to have popular appeal
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(Archaic) The act or an instance of showing; an exhibition.
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The quality of being pompous; ostentation; self-importance
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The quality of being pretentious.
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Fraudulent; fake; having a misleading appearance.
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That exists and evolved within the confines of an ecosystem.
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Not changed, affected, or influenced
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Not conceited.
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Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
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Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
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Fat; obese
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The definition of highfalutin is arrogant or pompous.
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Marked by outward, often extravagant display
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Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
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Lacking pretension or affectation; modest:
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Not ostentatious; unpretentious:
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Given to frivolity or silliness.
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