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adverb as in egotistically

adverb as in ostentatiously

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By then, pretentiously revolutionary political names had descended to the world of crack.

They have no saloon on deck, though a couple of small apartments, abaft the paddle-boxes, are pretentiously called "pavilions."

Chris had her hands full trying to live pretentiously on a rather small income.

This basin had originally been pretentiously ornamented, but time and vegetation had greatly improved these efforts of bad taste.

A more cultured woman would only have misunderstood me more pretentiously.

We spend part of our busy little lives in somewhat pretentiously undertaking to report its dicta.

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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pretentiously, such as: selfishly, airily, arrogantly, boastfully, conceitedly, and haughtily.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.