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pretentious
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Crime and Punishment
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  • "What surprises me," he began, after a short pause, handing the letter to his mother, but not addressing anyone in particular, "is that he is a business man, a lawyer, and his conversation is pretentious indeed, and yet he writes such an uneducated letter."

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  • Some people think she’s pretentious, but I admire her ambition.
  • a pretentious, self-important bureaucrat who forgets that it is her job is to serve the public

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