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    pretentious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pretentious

    (adj) making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
    Example Sentence
    • a pretentious country house
    • a pretentious fraud
    • a pretentious scholarly edition
    (adj) intended to attract notice and impress others
    Synonyms : ostentatious
    Example Sentence
    • an ostentatious sable coat
    (adj) (of a display) tawdry or vulgar
    Synonyms : ostentatious
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Pretentious is someone who is Pretending


She is pretending to be rich to gain everyone's attention.

pretentious sounds similar to ostentatious 2 pretentious = pre + tentious (tension) she is pretending to be in tension of being kissed by her boyfriend but inside she is happy she is showing and gaing attension JAI SHRI RAM

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text: I've always found whiskey-tasting pretentious.
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