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  Definition of pretentious
  1. intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"
  2. making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"
  3. of a display that is tawdry or vulgar
Similar Words: ostentatious, kitsch

 

See Also: tasteless, in poor taste(p)

 

 
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