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Meaning of "pretentiousness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRETENTIOUSNESS

pretentiousness  [prɪˈtɛnʃəsnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRETENTIOUSNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pretentiousness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PRETENTIOUSNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of pretentiousness in the English dictionary

The definition of pretentiousness in the dictionary is the fact or condition of being pretentious.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRETENTIOUSNESS


cautiousness
ˈkɔːʃəsnɪs
conscientiousness
ˌkɒnʃɪˈɛnʃəsnɪs
contentiousness
kənˈtenʃəsnɪs
facetiousness
fəˈsiːʃəsnɪs
ferociousness
fəˈrəʊʃəsnɪs
graciousness
ˈɡreɪʃəsnɪs
infectiousness
ɪnˈfɛkʃəsnɪs
judiciousness
dʒuːˈdɪʃəsnɪs
licentiousness
laɪˈsɛnʃəsnɪs
righteousness
ˈraɪtʃəsnɪs
sagaciousness
səˈɡeɪʃəsnɪs
self-righteousness
ˌselfˈraɪtʃəsnɪs
semiconsciousness
ˌsɛmɪˈkɒnʃəsnɪs
sententiousness
sɛnˈtɛnʃəsnɪs
spaciousness
ˈspeɪʃəsnɪs
suspiciousness
səsˈpɪʃəsnɪs
tendentiousness
tɛnˈdɛnʃəsnɪs
unconsciousness
ʌnˈkɒnʃəsnɪs
unrighteousness
ʌnˈraɪtʃəsnɪs
viciousness
ˈvɪʃəsnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRETENTIOUSNESS

pretence
pretenceless
pretend
pretendant
pretended
pretendedly
pretendent
pretender
pretendership
pretendingly
pretense
pretension
pretensionless
pretensive
pretentious
pretentiously
preterhuman
preterist
preterit
preterite

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRETENTIOUSNESS

biliousness
business
callousness
carelessness
consciousness
deliciousness
deviousness
flawlessness
heedlessness
helplessness
hilariousness
homelessness
hopelessness
lawlessness
nervousness
obviousness
preciousness
restlessness
ridiculousness
seriousness
statelessness

Synonyms and antonyms of pretentiousness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pretentiousness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRETENTIOUSNESS

Find out the translation of pretentiousness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pretentiousness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pretentiousness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自负
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pretenciosidad
570 millions of speakers

English

pretentiousness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

pretentiousness
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التبجح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вычурность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pretentiousness
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

pretentiousness
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prétention
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pretentiousness
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Anmaßung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

気取り
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

pretentiousness
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pretentiousness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lòng tự phụ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நடிப்பு ஆகியவற்றுக்காக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कंटाळवाणेपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gösterişçilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pretenziosità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pretensjonalność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

химерність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prețiozitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

pretentiousness
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pretensie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

anspråksfullhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

innbilskhet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pretentiousness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRETENTIOUSNESS»

The term «pretentiousness» is regularly used and occupies the 81.848 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRETENTIOUSNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pretentiousness

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRETENTIOUSNESS»

Discover the use of pretentiousness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pretentiousness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A reader's manifesto: an attack on the growing ...
Offers an indictment of contemporary literary writing, providing assessments of such writers as Don DeLillo, Cormac McCarthy, and Annie Proulx.
B. R. Myers, 2002
2
The Facts on File Guide to Good Writing
Pretense denotes an “act of pretending” (a pretense of ignorance), whereas pretension means “claim” (harbor a pretension to greatness) and pretentiousness means “affectation” or “ostentation” (the pretentiousness of the decor). Note that in ...
Martin H. Manser, 2009
3
Philo of Alexandria: On Virtues: Introduction, Translation, ...
... experienced peace, concord, and prosperity (Plutarch, Numa .). he cut them off from arrogance and pretentiousness. Pretentiousness (λανεα) belongs to those passions of the soul which must be “tamed” by the power of reason (Macc  ...
Philo (of Alexandria.), 2010
4
A McCrigler Christmas: (a Christmas Letter with Out the ...
High school student Violet writes a Christmas letter update about her, her boyfriend's and her family's lives during the past year. She gives updates on craft projects, zines, and her family's pet wild turkey.
Violet McCrigler, 2003
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The Musical Standard: A Newspaper for Musicians, ...
PRICE TWOPENCE. PRETENTIOUSNESS. f? small moment, and the readiness with - which this exaggeration is accepted by nearly all to whom it is addressed, may be considered to account for the tardiness with which the community learn to  ...
‎1870
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Philosophy of Syntax: Foundational Topics
My claim is that it was a sort of 'pretentiousness' of generative grammar to be blamed for it. A 'pretentiousness' consisting of very high theoretical ambitions combined with substantially lower methodological credibility. As I have said above, the ...
Mieszko Tałasiewicz, 2009
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Aesthetics and the Theory of Criticism: Selected Essays of ...
Now it becomes natural to suggest that the two factors which make up the pretentiousness are to be looked for within the work of art; that they are to be found in the relationship of part to part or in the relationship of part to whole, or, finally, ...
Arnold Isenberg, William Callaghan, 1988
8
Letters of Heinrich and Thomas Mann, 1900-1949
Pretentiousness. Someone asserts that a foreigner's melody is his own? That he has a part in others' adventurous doings? That they live in him as dreams? Literature, pretentiousness. Herr Richard Schaukal stands for many; that is why he ...
Thomas Mann, Hans Wysling, 1998
9
Contemporary American Playwrights
[its] pretentiousness and grandiosity . . . was my birthright as an American' ( Thinking, p. 63). Accepting that pretentiousness 'is risky', that ' a vast, amorphous, self-generating anxiety comes with the equally vast and amorphous territory one has ...
C. W. E. Bigsby, 1999
10
Patrimony (Book Review)
pretentiousness. in. Patrimony,. an. account. of. his. father's. terminal. illness. . ." ". . .During the bicentennial, Lincoln Center organizations will per. Patrimony, by Philip Roth. Simon & Schuster; 238 pages; $19.95. SOME PEOPLE'S PATERNAL  ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRETENTIOUSNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pretentiousness is used in the context of the following news items.
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New eatery celebrates lumber industry roots and Pacific Northwest
It's hard to find,” said Herlihy. “My goal was to find a staff that can rival any in the city but without the pretentiousness that can come along with it. «Ballard News Tribune, Jul 15»
2
My favourite painting: Una Stubbs
The 'antithesis of pretentiousness', he lives in Kent with his parents, wife and daughter in his mother's childhood home. This picture's poem is:. «Country Life, Jul 15»
3
Pereira: NFL informs officials of new procedures for game balls
... the first half and getting ready for the second half, they'll be adjusting PSI's. Really? It's come to this? It all has an air of pretentiousness to me. «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Mo Pop is an indie-rock winner on Detroit riverfront
... filling an indie-fest void in this region while bringing a straightforward Detroit sincerity and little pretentiousness. Along the river and under the ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
5
Good News: The Preliminary Draw For 2018 World Cup Is Over …
There is a very fine line between pomp and circumstance and pretentiousness. On Saturday, at the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
6
CLARKE: Gasparini's collection an excellent read
... across the theatrically funeral gathering of a Collected — because his work studiously avoids any pretentiousness or ivory tower (poison) ivy. «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Jul 15»
7
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Yes, pointing out a single spelling mistake certainly displays your pretentiousness. Brava. One shouldn't throw stones in a glass house, champ. «TmoNews, Jul 15»
8
Final SONA assault
That until now Aquino cannot even fulfill his campaign promise to enact the freedom of information act shows the pretentiousness and ... «The Manila Times, Jul 15»
9
Rise in poverty belies administration claims
That until now Aquino cannot even fulfill his campaign promise to enact the freedom of information act shows the pretentiousness and ... «Manila Standard Today, Jul 15»
10
Life, literature, and strangers on a train in 'The Unexpected Man'
The actor conveys Paul's sharp intelligence and powers of observation – the writer is capable of detecting someone's slide into pretentiousness ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Pretentiousness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pretentiousness>. Apr 2020 ».
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