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.
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.
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.
Although he makes much more money than his peers, he does his best to avoid acting pretentious.
This new house was cozy, not as big and pretentious as the last one, and Anne liked it.
His writing style is unnecessarily pretentious.
Dressed in a ball gown, she made an overly pretentious appearance at the simple high school dance.
There is a myriad of pretentious students at this Ivy League school.
I had a hard time agreeing with her pretentious point of view.
After earning his degree, my brother has been so pretentious towards his old friends.
I think some people enjoy being pretentious.