To better see all uses of the word
pretentious
in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
pretentious
Used In
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • He went on, conscious that what he was saying must sound both feeble and pretentious: ’We believe that there is some kind of conspiracy, some kind of secret organization working against the Party, and that you are involved in it.

  • There are no more uses of "pretentious" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • Some people think she’s pretentious, but I admire her ambition.
  • a pretentious, self-important bureaucrat who forgets that it is her job is to serve the public

  • Go to more samples
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading