Translation of pretentious in Spanish:

pretentious

Pronunciation: /prɪˈtentʃəs; prɪˈtenʃəs/

adj

  • (trying to appear — profound, sophisticated) pretencioso, pedante, con pretensiones de intelectual ( or culto etc); (— elegant, luxurious) presuntuoso, pretencioso, con pretensiones de elegancia ( or refinamiento etc); (if also in bad taste) cursi or (in Chile also/en Chile también) siútico
    More example sentences
    • Enough of this pseudo-intellectual posturing, these pretentious literary musings!
    • What you want to do if you actually fancy being a pretentious intellectual is read the book.
    • Sadly, it comes across more as a pretentious attempt to buy the world a coke.

Definition of pretentious in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day triunfal
adj
triumphal …
Cultural fact of the day

The deck of cards used in Spain is called the baraja francesa. The four suits are oros, copas, espadas, and bastos, corresponding to diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs. Each suit has nine numbered cards and three face cards - jack (sota), knight, and king. There is no queen.