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pretentious
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
acting more impressive than is deserved
  • He went on, conscious that what he was saying must sound both feeble and pretentious: 'We believe that there is some kind of conspiracy, some kind of secret organization working against the Party, and that you are involved in it.
    p. 170.2

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