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Definition of "pretentiousness" [pretentiousness]

  • The quality of being pretentious. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pretentiousness" in a sentence
  • "On this level, however, the charge of pretentiousness is open to a number of challenges."
  • "Since the vulgarity of the text or writer accused of pretentiousness is in direct proportion to the "difficulty", the accusation functions as an expression of anti-intellectualism."
  • "What I'm talking about when I say pretentiousness is that this entire post smacks of the type of review a reviewer makes to sound like they are "hip" and "with it.""