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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.

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

Ever since I was a small child, I've had this feeling - it's in my nature, and so it's not even pretentious - that if everyone's going one way, I will go the other, just by some kind of spirit of defiance.
Charlotte Rampling

Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and, in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of 'high art.'
Takashi Murakami
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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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