Pretentious vs Huge - What's the difference?

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Pretentious is a related term of huge.

As adjectives the difference between pretentious and huge

is that pretentious is marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction while huge is very large.



Alternative forms



(en adjective)
  • Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.
  • Their song titles are pretentious in the context of their basic lyrics.
  • Ostentatious; intended to impress others.
  • Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.


    * poseur * See also


    * unpretentious

    Derived terms

    * pretentiously * pretentiousness


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  • Very large.
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  • *:“I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera,the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!”
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess), chapter=1 citation , passage=The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century,
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Out of the gloom , passage=[Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national grid suffers its next huge outage, as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.}}
  • (lb) Distinctly interesting, significant, important, likeable, well regarded.
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  • Synonyms

    * (very large) colossal, enormous, giant, gigantic, immense, prodigious, vast * See also


    * (very large) tiny, small, minuscule,

    Derived terms

    * hugely * hugeness * hugeous * superhuge