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Intended to impress in a showy manner
“This took place in a tiny, pretentious restaurant, where a wall painting added wings to a menu deprived of all imagination.”
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Having an arrogant, self-important or pompous manner
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“The more numerous the interpretations, the better for the pretentious author.”
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Showy in speech, language or writing
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“The professor explained that pretentious language was a way in which one could choose to speak to elevate themselves in the eyes of another.”
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That has been described as greater or better than it actually is
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Soft and shaggy
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Having a striking appearance or style, typically by being excessively bright, colourful, or ostentatious
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Not being or expressing one's genuine self
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Thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom
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Like an old maid
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Seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious
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Piously self-assured and smugly moralistic
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Prone to speaking evasively, indirectly, or duplicitously
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Suffering from or characterized by delusions
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Overreaching
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Made in exact imitation of something valuable with the intention to deceive or defraud
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Having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
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(of a plan or piece of work) Difficult to achieve, requiring great effort or ability
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Expensive or having a high value
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Badly made or done
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Impressive or grand in size, appearance, or manner
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Brief, concise, and to the point
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