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Noun: pretentiousness  pri'ten-shus-nus
  1. Lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
    "a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pretentiousness";
    - ostentation, ostentatiousness, pomposity, pompousness, puffiness, splashiness, inflation
     
  2. The quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)
    - pretension, largeness

Type of: inelegance, unnaturalness

Antonym: unpretentiousness

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