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pretentious
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

2 uses
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Definition
acting more impressive than is deserved
  • The less pretension there is in your attire, the better will be the effect, as you are a rich man.
    Chapters 55-56 (98% in)
  • Except this, he has no pretension to nobility, and calls himself a chance count, although the general opinion at Rome is that the count is a man of very high distinction.
    Chapters 41-42 (60% in)

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