Pretentious vs Inflated - What's the difference?

pretentious | inflated |


As adjectives the difference between pretentious and inflated

is that pretentious is marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction while inflated is filled with air or fluid.

As a verb inflated is

(inflate).

pretentious

English

Alternative forms

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Adjective

(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.

    Synonyms

    * poseur * See also

    Antonyms

    * unpretentious

    Derived terms

    * pretentiously * pretentiousness

    References

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    inflated

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Filled with air or fluid
  • The inflated balloons danced in the breeze.
  • Expanded; in a state of inflation, of abnormally increased size, amount, etc.
  • His inflated belly looked uncomfortable.
  • (economics): In a state of higher cost.
  • His inflated prices made the vendor unpopular.
  • (figuratively) Pompous; arrogant (of a person or ego )
  • (figuratively) Containing excessive, meaningless words, particularly for show
  • The inflated speech did not impress the audience.
  • Higher that the true figure
  • inflated incidence figures

    Synonyms

    * bloated * bulging * expanded * filled * swelled * swollen * tumid * turgid (containing excessive words) * bloated * bombastic * pompous

    Antonyms

    * deflated

    Derived terms

    * hyperinflated * overinflated * underinflated

    Verb

    (head)
  • (inflate)