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 (Chi tb) siútico
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    • 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.

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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.