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Definition of Pretentious


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

Pretentious Quotations

People need realness, reality. People can sense when someone is being pretentious or fake. It's because you feel it; you see it in someone's body language.

I just love real characters; they're not pretentious, and every emotion is on the surface, they're regular working people. Their likes, their dislikes, their loves, their hates, their passions; they're all right there on the surface.
David O. Russell

Sunglasses are great, but I always feel a bit pretentious wearing sunglasses. I mean, I do love to wear them.
Daphne Guinness

Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.
David Ogilvy

I don't want to sound too silly or pretentious about this, but, you know, I love being in Paris. I love working at Louis Vuitton. I love fashion. That's why I do it. No one's forcing me to do this. And nobody forces anyone to buy it. It's a real love affair.
Marc Jacobs
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Pretentious Translations

pretentious in Dutch is opzichtig, ostentatief
pretentious in French is imaginaire
pretentious in German is anspruchsvollen, anspruchsvoll
pretentious in Italian is immaginario
pretentious in Spanish is engreido
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