Definition of pretentiousness in English:

pretentiousness

noun

  • See pretentious

    • ‘What was Joyce's excuse for such pretentiousness?’
    • ‘But at the same time this pretentiousness puts me off.’
    • ‘Fortunately we're not au fait with pretentiousness and ‘inflated self-opinions’ here.’
    • ‘There is a lot of pretentiousness and snobbery associated with literature.’
    • ‘Creating a character is all about ‘problem solving’ and self-deprecation is the best defence against the temptations of pretentiousness.’

Pronunciation

pretentiousness

/prɪˈtɛnʃəsnəs/