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American English: /prəˈtɛn(t)ʃəs/
British English: /prɪˈtɛnʃəs/

Translation of pretentious in Spanish:


  • (trying to appear profound, sophisticated) pretencioso
    con pretensiones de intelectual ( or culto etc. )
    (trying to appear elegant, luxurious) presuntuoso
    con pretensiones de elegancia ( or refinamiento etc. )
    (if also in bad taste) cursi
    siútico (Chile)
    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.
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