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Pretentious
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Pretentious as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

19 July 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 20 answers for the crossword clue 'Pretentious', the most recent of which was seen in the The Sun Cryptic.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Pretentious a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Pretentious as an answer itself some 29 times.

Pretentious is a single word clue made up of 11 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Sunday, 18 July 2021 with the answer being AFFECTED, but the most popular answer for this clue is ARTY.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"
  • Making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"
  • (of a display) tawdry or vulgar

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Pretentious'.

  • postuterine

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

ARTY
Showily imitative of art or artists

5 Letters

ARTSY

SHOWY
Superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense; "a glossy TV series"

6 Letters

CHICHI
Someone who dresses in a trendy fashionable way

LADIDA

ORNATE
Marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details; "a flowery speech"; "ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton

TOOTOO

UPPISH
(used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant; "a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage; "they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety"

7 Letters

EXALTED Anita
Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose"

STILTED Anita
Artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"

8 Letters

AFFECTED
Speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

LAHDIDAH

9 Letters

BOMBASTIC
Ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"

FLATULENT
Generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal

HIFALUTIN
Affectedly genteel

HIGHFLOWN SURINDER SOBTI

HIGHTONED

10 Letters

HOITYTOITY

11 Letters

HIGHFALUTIN
Affectedly genteel

12 Letters

OSTENTATIOUS
Intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"

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