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Mannered vs. Pretentious

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Manneredadjective

Having manners or (often excessive) mannerisms.

‘His upbringing had led him to act in an overly mannered way.’;

Pretentiousadjective

Intended to impress others; ostentatious.

‘Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.’;

Manneredadjective

Having a certain way, esp. a polite way, of carrying and conducting one's self; as, a well-mannered child.

‘Give her princely training, that she may beMannered as she is born.’;

Pretentiousadjective

Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.

‘Their song titles are pretentious in the context of their basic lyrics.’;

Manneredadjective

Affected with mannerism; marked by excess of some characteristic peculiarity.

‘His style is in some degree mannered and confined.’;

Pretentiousadjective

Full of pretension; disposed to lay claim to more than is one's; presuming; assuming.

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Manneredadjective

having unnatural mannerisms;

‘brief, mannered and unlifelike idiom’;

Pretentiousadjective

making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction;

‘a pretentious country house’; ‘a pretentious fraud’; ‘a pretentious scholarly edition’;

Pretentiousadjective

intended to attract notice and impress others;

‘an ostentatious sable coat’;

Pretentiousadjective

of a display that is tawdry or vulgar

Pretentiousadjective

attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed

‘the pretentious jargon of wine experts’; ‘pretentious art films’;

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