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1. pretentiousness

noun. the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth).

Synonyms

  • ostentation
  • pretension
  • largeness

Antonyms

  • unpretentiousness
  • disinflation
  • deflation
  • contraction

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • pretentious (English)
  • prétentieux (French)

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2. pretentiousness

noun. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity.

Synonyms

  • pomposity
  • splashiness
  • puffiness
  • inflation
  • pompousness
  • ostentatiousness
  • inelegance

Antonyms

  • tastefulness
  • unaffectedness
  • littleness
  • smallness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • pretentious (English)
  • prétentieux (French)
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