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adjective showing disapproval pretentious pronunciation in American English /prɪˈtenʃəs/
  1. behaving in a way that is intended to impress other people but seems false or too deliberate

    It’s so pretentious of her to greet everyone in French.

    1. b.
      used about books, movies, and other things that people create

      Most of the songs have such pretentious lyrics.

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