Pretentious vs Prosperous - What's the difference?

pretentious | prosperous |


As adjectives the difference between pretentious and prosperous

is that pretentious is marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction while prosperous is characterized by success.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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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    prosperous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • characterized by success
  • Trading Babe Ruth was far more prosperous for the Yankees than for the Red Sox.
  • well off; affluent
  • He was raised in a very prosperous household.
  • favorable
  • He chose a prosperous lottery number that evening.

    Synonyms

    * (characterized by success ): successful * (well off ): affluent, rich, well off, well-to-do, wealthy * (favorable ): favorable

    Derived terms

    * prosperously * prosperousness * prosperity