Definition of pretentiousness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pretentiousness

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//prɪˈtenʃəsnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈtenʃəsnəs//
 
[uncountable](disapproving)
 
jump to other results
the quality of trying to appear important, intelligent, etc. in order to impress other people There was no hint of pretentiousness in her manner.