HyperDic: pretentiousness

English > 2 senses of the word pretentiousness:
NOUNattributepretentiousness, ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflationlack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
attributepretentiousness, pretension, largenessthe quality of being pretentious / pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false / false appearance of great importance or worth)
English > pretentiousness: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaninglack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity.
Synonymsostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflation
BroaderineleganceThe quality of lacking refinement and good taste
Spanishampulosidad, aparatosidad, ostentación, pomposidad, rimbombancia
Catalanaltisonància, ampul·lositat, aparatositat, grandiloqüència, ostentació, pompositat
Adjectivespretentiousintended to attract notice and impress others
pretentious(of a display) tawdry or vulgar
English > pretentiousness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being pretentious / pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false / false appearance of great importance or worth).
Synonymspretension, largeness
Narrowerostentationpretentious / pretentious or showy or vulgar display
BroaderunnaturalnessThe quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles
OppositeunpretentiousnessThe quality of being natural and without pretensions
Spanishapariencia, engaño, fingimiento, pretensión
Catalanaparença, fingiment, pretensió, simulació
Adjectivespretentiousmaking claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

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