Antonyms of adj pretentious

3 senses of pretentious

Sense 1
pretentious (vs. unpretentious) -- (making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition")

unpretentious (vs. pretentious) -- (lacking pretension or affectation; "an unpretentious country church"; "her quiet unpretentious demeanor")
        => honest -- (without pretensions; "worked at an honest trade"; "good honest food")
        => modest -- (free from pomp or affectation; "comfortable but modest cottages"; "a simple rectangular brick building"; "a simple man with simple tastes")
        => unpompous -- (not pompous)

Sense 2
ostentatious (vs. unostentatious), pretentious -- (intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat")


Sense 3
ostentatious, pretentious -- ((of a display) tawdry or vulgar)

INDIRECT (VIA tasteless) -> tasteful -- (having or showing or conforming to good taste)

Similarity of adj pretentious

3 senses of pretentious

Sense 1
pretentious (vs. unpretentious) -- (making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition")
       => arty -- (showily imitative of art or artists)
       => artsy-craftsy, arty-crafty -- (pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming)
       => grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous -- (puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek)
       => grandiose, hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-da -- (affectedly genteel)
       => high-flown, high-sounding, inflated -- (pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution")
       => jumped-up -- ((British informal) upstart)
       => nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstart (prenominal) -- (characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position)
       => sententious -- (abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing; "too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes)
       => sesquipedalian -- (given to the overuse of long words; "sesquipedalian orators"; "this sesquipedalian way of saying one has no money")
          Also See-> tasteless#2

Sense 2
ostentatious (vs. unostentatious), pretentious -- (intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat")
       => flaunty -- (inclined to flaunt)
       => flamboyant, showy, splashy -- (marked by ostentation but often tasteless; "a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet"; "a splashy half-page ad")

Sense 3
ostentatious, pretentious -- ((of a display) tawdry or vulgar)
       => tasteless (vs. tasteful) -- (lacking aesthetic or social taste)

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