The buildings erected by Abdur Rahman were pretentious, but unmarked by any originality in design and hardly worthy representation of the beauty and dignity of Mahommedan architecture.
His chief defects are a somewhat pretentious and at the same time monotonous style, and a want of sympathy and intensity.
His literary training was inadequate; his vocabulary is limited and his style awkward and pretentious; and he had a fondness for moralizing tritely and obviously, which mars his best passages.
His writing style is unnecessarily pretentious.
There are monuments to the two former in the town, while the resting-place of the latter in the cemetery is marked by a less pretentious memorial.
Although he makes much more money than his peers, he does his best to avoid acting pretentious.
I don't appreciate your pretentious attitude!
There is a myriad of pretentious students at this Ivy League school.
After earning his degree, my brother has been so pretentious towards his old friends.
This new house was cozy, not as big and pretentious as the last one, and Anne liked it.
I had a hard time agreeing with her pretentious point of view.
Dressed in a ball gown, she made an overly pretentious appearance at the simple high school dance.
I think some people enjoy being pretentious.
The show's message was a little to pretentious for my taste.
The jeweler was a pretentious woman who claimed to be related to royalty.