Prolific vs Pretentious - What's the difference?

prolific | pretentious |


As adjectives the difference between prolific and pretentious

is that prolific is prolific while pretentious is marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.

prolific

English

Alternative forms

* prolifick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance — applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.
  • Similarly producing results or works in abundance
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=The most obvious beneficiary of the visitors' superiority was Frank Lampard. By the end of the night he was perched 13th in the list of England's most prolific goalscorers, having leapfrogged Sir Geoff Hurst to score his 24th and 25th international goals. No other player has managed more than the Chelsea midfielder's 11 in World Cup qualification ties, with this a display to roll back the years.}}

    Synonyms

    * fertile * (fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance) fecund * (producing results or works in abundance) See also

    Derived terms

    * prolificacy * prolifically * prolificity * prolificness

    References

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    pretentious

    English

    Alternative forms

    *

    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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