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See definition of pretentiously on Dictionary.com
  • as inegotistically
  • as inostentatiously

synonyms for pretentiously

  • selfishly
  • airily
  • arrogantly
  • boastfully
  • conceitedly
  • haughtily
  • loftily
  • ostentatiously
  • self-importantly
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How to use pretentiously in a sentence

They have no saloon on deck, though a couple of small apartments, abaft the paddle-boxes, are pretentiously called "pavilions."
DOWN THE RHINEOLIVER OPTIC
Chris had her hands full trying to live pretentiously on a rather small income.
A LITTLE GIRL OF LONG AGOAMANDA MILLIE DOUGLAS
This basin had originally been pretentiously ornamented, but time and vegetation had greatly improved these efforts of bad taste.
THE CROSS OF BERNYEMILE DE GIRARDIN
A more cultured woman would only have misunderstood me more pretentiously.
DREAMERS OF THE GHETTOI. ZANGWILL
We spend part of our busy little lives in somewhat pretentiously undertaking to report its dicta.
THE SOURCES OF RELIGIOUS INSIGHTJOSIAH ROYCE
It had been loaded up pretentiously with the apparent usual bags of coin and little safes that were used on regular trips.
RALPH, THE TRAIN DISPATCHERALLEN CHAPMAN
Pudge kicked clods in his path and was pretentiously occupied with a dead beetle which he had picked up.
THE STURDY OAKSAMUEL MERWIN, ET AL.
He was dressed more pretentiously, but still gave the same idea of vulgar strength.
THE THREE PARTNERSBRET HARTE
Behind the fresh, new railroad depot the tented streets swept away pretentiously.
CLAIM NUMBER ONEGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
She was dark, pretentiously made-up, and rather elegantly dressed.
IN INDIAN MEXICO (1908)FREDERICK STARR
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WORDS RELATED TO PRETENTIOUSLY

  • airily
  • arrogantly
  • boastfully
  • conceitedly
  • haughtily
  • loftily
  • ostentatiously
  • pretentiously
  • self-importantly
  • selfishly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.