Imposing vs Pretentious - What's the difference?

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Imposing is a related term of pretentious.


As adjectives the difference between imposing and pretentious

is that imposing is magnificent and impressive because of appearance, size, stateliness or dignity while pretentious is marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.

As a verb imposing

is .

imposing

English

Verb

(head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Magnificent and impressive because of appearance, size, stateliness or dignity.
  • 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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