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On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pretentiousness, such as: arrogance, cockiness, egotism, grandiosity, immodesty, and ostentation.

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How to use pretentiousness in a sentence

  • The infamous cable about the pretentiousness, quirks, and unpredictability of Muammar Gaddafi is but one example.

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  • The rooms were just ordinary hotel rooms, furnished with the dingy, wholesale pretentiousness of hotels of the second rate.

  • It was a dwelling place of unusual pretentiousness for that land of "Do-without," where inexorable meagerness is the rule of life.

    A Pagan of the Hills | Charles Neville Buck
  • Even leaving aside the discomforts which are always allied to pretentiousness, the poor rich woman has a hard time of it.

    Town Life in Australia | R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  • Some human vanity the north tower of Chartres displays, but no arrogant pride, no Renaissance pretentiousness.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • Whether Meredith himself was more ashamed of their tailoring or their pretentiousness it is not easy to decide.

    The Art of Letters | Robert Lynd

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