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Sententious Meaning & Synonyms – 601 Words

Sententious meaning and synonyms from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam used in real context. Improve your reading and listening comprehension and ability with the word, sententious.

/senˈten.tʃəs/ (adj)

Sententious meaning

pretending to appear wise and important in a pompous way, expressive, eloquent, full of aphorism, moralizing or moralistic, censorious, judgmental, sanctimonious, self-important, critical, self-righteous, disapproving, pontifical


So what is highfalutin? One definition of “highfalutin” is someone who is self-important and tends to show off and is pompous, sententious and pretentious. They hope that by speaking in this way people will be overawed and reluctant to challenge them.

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Parts of speech

Adverb: sententiously

Noun: sententiousness

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