Translation of pretentious in Spanish:

pretentious

pretencioso, adj.

Pronunciation: /prəˈtɛn(t)ʃəs//prɪˈtɛnʃəs/

adjective

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