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Meaning of pretentious

pre•ten•tious

Pronunciation: (pri-ten'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. full of pretense or pretension.
  2. characterized by assumption of dignity or importance.
  3. making an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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