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pretentiousadjective

uk   /prɪˈten.ʃəs/ us   /prɪˈten.ʃəs/ disapproving
trying to appear or sound more important or clever than you are, especially in matters of art and literature: a pretentious art critic The novel deals with grand themes, but is never heavy or pretentious.
pretentiously
adverb uk   /prɪˈten.ʃəs.li/ us   /prɪˈten.ʃəs.li/
pretentiousness
noun [U] uk   /prɪˈten.ʃəs.nəs/ us   /prɪˈten.ʃəs.nəs/ also pretension
I couldn't believe the pretentiousness of the book.
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pretentiousadjective

us   /prɪˈten·ʃəs/ disapproving
trying to give the appearance of great importance, esp. in a way that is obvious: pretentious restaurants pretentious, silly poetry
(Definition of pretentious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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