Pretentious vs Imperious - What's the difference?
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Pretentious is a related term of imperious.
As adjectives the difference between pretentious and imperious
is that pretentious
is marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction while imperious
is domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.
Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.
Ostentatious; intended to impress others.
- Their song titles are pretentious in the context of their basic lyrics.
- Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.
* See also
Domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.
* 1866 – , translated by C. J. Hogarth
* 1891 –
- ...she glanced about her in an imperious , challenging sort of way, with looks and gestures that clearly were unstudied.
(obsolete) Imperial or regal.
* 1895 –
- Circumstances of an imperious nature, which it is unnecessary to relate here, had prevented him from taking service with that gallant army which had fought the disastrous campaigns ending with the fall of Corinth.
- She was quick, beautiful, imperious , while he was quiet, slow, and misty.
* (domineering) authoritarian, bossy, dictatorial, domineering, overbearing