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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Trying to seem more important or valuable than is true.

Usage examples (38)
  • Many people look quite pretentious when they dress up for formal dinner parties.
  • A pretentious country house
  • One thing I noticed about the comments on your blog is that folks often use the term pretentious to describe a restaurant.
  • What the kids call "Acheulean," others call pretentious nonsense. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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