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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·ten·tious /prɪˈtɛn(t)ʃəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·ten·tious a.  Full of pretension; disposed to lay claim to more than is one's; presuming; assuming. -- Pre*ten*tious*ly, adv. -- Pre*ten*tious*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: making claim to or creating an appearance of (often
             undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious
             country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious
             scholarly edition" [ant: unpretentious]
      2: intended to attract notice and impress others; "an
         ostentatious sable coat" [syn: ostentatious] [ant: unostentatious]
      3: of a display that is tawdry or vulgar [syn: ostentatious,