Definition of Pretentiously

1. Adverb. In a pretentious manner. "This author writes pretentiously"

Partainyms: Pretentious
Antonyms: Unpretentiously



Definition of Pretentiously

1. Adverb. In a manner with unwarranted claim to importance or distinction. ¹

2. Adverb. Ostentatiously; in a manner intended to impress others. ¹

3. Adverb. In a manner demanding of skill or daring. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pretentiously

1. [adv]

Pretentiously Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Pretentiously Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pretentiously

pretends
pretense
pretensed
pretenseful
pretenseless
pretenses
pretension
pretensioned
pretensioning
pretensionless
pretensions
pretentative
pretention
pretentions
pretentious
pretentiously (current term)
pretentiousness
pretentiousnesses
preter-
preter-human
preterhuman
preterient
preterimperfect
preterimperfects
preterist
preterists
preterit
preterite
preterite-present verb
preteriteness

Literary usage of Pretentiously

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hellenica: essays on Greek poetry, philosophy, history and religion, ed. by by Hellenica, Evelyn Abbott (1880)
"Nothing is pleasanter than • sit by and listen to his reflections somewhat loosely and yet pretentiously delivered. The other something referred to is ..."

2. Essays on Indian Antiquities: Historic, Numismatic, and Palæographic by James Prinsep, Edward Thomas (1858)
"... temples of the idolaters ; the original cost of the twenty-seven edifices of this nature specified in the text is pretentiously estimated at countless ..."

3. Outlines of Rhetoric: Embodied in Rules, Illustrative Examples, and a by John Franklin Genung (1898)
"Acme, used pretentiously for summit or height. Act, action. ... Adopt, not to be used pretentiously in the sense of take; as, "What course will you adopt? ..."

4. Outlines of Rhetoric: Embodied in Rules, Illustrative Examples, and a by John Franklin Genung (1893)
"Acme, used pretentiously for summit or height. Act, action. ... Administer, sometimes used over- pretentiously in the sense of deal; as, " administer blows. ..."

5. The Christian Examiner edited by Edward Everett Hale (1862)
"In America, in the United States, " the Church " thus pretentiously and often so arrogantly referred to is the entirely human institution organized by a ..."

6. Outlines of Rhetoric: Embodied in Rules, Illustrative Examples, and by John Franklin Genung (1893)
"Procure, often used pretentiously where get would be better. ... Purchase, sometimes used pretentiously when buy would be better. Put in an appearance, ..."

7. Outlines of Rhetoric: Embodied in Rules, Illustrative Examples, and by John Franklin Genung (1893)
"Procure, often used pretentiously where get would be better. ... Purchase, sometimes used pretentiously when buy would be better. Put in an appearance, ..."

8. Outlines of Rhetoric: Embodied in Rules, Illustrative Examples, and a by John Franklin Genung (1893)
"Conclusion, sometimes used pretentiously where end would be better. Concrete, not to be used as a verb ... Cortege, often used pretentiously for procession. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Pretentiously

Search for Pretentiously on Dictionary.com!Search for Pretentiously on Thesaurus.com!Search for Pretentiously on Google!Search for Pretentiously on Wikipedia!

Search