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Definition 1: pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where high-sounding or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school
  • a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution

Synonyms for high-sounding in the sense of this definition

(high-sounding is similar to ...) making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

"a pretentious country house" "a pretentious fraud" "a pretentious scholarly edition"

(high-sounding is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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