Translation of pretentious in Spanish:

pretentious

Pronunciation: /prɪˈtentʃəs; prɪˈtenʃəs/

adjective/adjetivo

  • (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
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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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