Synonyms of pretentious in English:


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1‘Clytemnestra is a pretentious name for a dog’

affected, ostentatious, chi-chi, showy, flashy, tinselly, conspicuous, flaunty, tasteless, kitschy
overambitious, pompous, artificial, flatulent, inflated, overblown, overripe, fustian, hyperventilated, mannered, high-flown, high-sounding, flowery, grandiose, big, grand, elaborate, extravagant, heroic, flamboyant, ornate, grandiloquent, magniloquent, bombastic, turgid, orotund, rhetorical, oratorical
North American sophomoric
informal highfalutin, la-di-da, fancy-pants, posey, pseud, pseudo
British informal poncy, toffee-nosed
US informal dicty

natural, unaffected