Thesaurus / pretentiousness
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Moreover, Trebek’s performance didn’t just lack pretension, it was anti-pretentious.
REMEMBERING ALEX TREBEK, THE MAN WITH ALL THE ANSWERSOLIVER ROEDERNOVEMBER 9, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The rooms were just ordinary hotel rooms, furnished with the dingy, wholesale pretentiousness of hotels of the second rate.
CHILDREN OF THE WHIRLWINDLEROY SCOTT
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 HILLSCHARLES 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 AUSTRALIAR. E. N. (RICHARD) TWOPENY
Some human vanity the north tower of Chartres displays, but no arrogant pride, no Renaissance pretentiousness.
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
Whether Meredith himself was more ashamed of their tailoring or their pretentiousness it is not easy to decide.
THE ART OF LETTERSROBERT LYND
Luckily, Hégésippe Simon happens to be a person who can trip our pretentiousness up.
THE BOOK OF THIS AND THATROBERT LYND
She loved the wayward and the desolate: pretentiousness in any disguise was the one thing she suspected and could not tolerate.
Personally I like Polack and Savage the best of them, despite the lumbering pretentiousness and doubtful veracity of the former.
THE LONG WHITE CLOUDWILLIAM PEMBER REEVES
WORDS RELATED TO PRETENTIOUSNESS
- figure of speech
- fish story
- flight of fancy
- tall story
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