Synonyms for pretentiousness
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- 1. ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, pretentiousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflation, inelegance
- usage: lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
- 2. pretentiousness, pretension, largeness, unnaturalness
- usage: the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)