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pretentious
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  • The room had a blue wall-paper, and was well, almost pretentiously, furnished, with its round table, its divan, and its bronze clock under a glass shade.

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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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