Palatial vs Pretentious - What's the difference?

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Palatial is a related term of pretentious.


As adjectives the difference between palatial and pretentious

is that palatial is of or relating to a palace while pretentious is marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.

palatial

English

Adjective

(head)
  • Of or relating to a palace.
  • On a grand scale; with very rich furnishing(s).
  • The home where he lived was palatial .

    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

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