In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(trying to appear profound, sophisticated) pretencioso(trying to appear profound, sophisticated) pedante(trying to appear profound, sophisticated) con pretensiones de intelectual(trying to appear profound, sophisticated) con pretensiones de culto(trying to appear elegant, luxurious) presuntuoso(trying to appear elegant, luxurious) pretencioso(trying to appear elegant, luxurious) con pretensiones de elegancia(trying to appear elegant, luxurious) con pretensiones de refinamiento(if also in bad taste) cursi(if also in bad taste) siútico Chile
- Apparently, the language used by wine writers is too flowery and pretentious.
- This has been dismissed by most film writers as an inaccurate, pretentious bore.
- If we were too serious it might have come off as pretentious, heavy handed or silly.
- Enough of this pseudo-intellectual posturing, these pretentious literary musings!
- If it looks or sounds pretentious, then that is what it will be accused of.
- What you want to do if you actually fancy being a pretentious intellectual is read the book.
- Of course a lot of what he said was pretentious rubbish but that is normal for art critics.
- He also had a convoluted and elaborate manner of speech that many thought pretentious.
- I was going to make a Cold War analogy here, but, let's face it, that would be ridiculously pretentious.
- Is it just pretentious rhetoric that I am using to avoid facing myself?
- It's loved by a small band of pretentious types who dress in black.
- It's pleasingly literary without being pretentious; plot is in no way sacrificed to prose.
- The council fools no one with its pretentious claims for being ‘of world stature’.
- What critic, or prince, could resist something so impressive and so pretentious?
- To say that the music is overblown and pretentious is rather an understatement.
- The film itself sounds like a pretentious waste of time, although it could be rather pretty.
- Towards the other wives and their children she was always extremely imperious, haughty and pretentious.
- Some thought her pretentious, of which there are many greater crimes.
- One of the things I dislike is pretentious people who chat a lot of hot air.
- Sadly, it comes across more as a pretentious attempt to buy the world a coke.
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