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pretentious

[pri-ten-shuhs] [prɪˈtɛnʃəs]
adjective
  • making claim to distinction or importance, especially undeservedly
  • making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious
  • " 'At the risk of sounding pretentious, might I suggest something along the lines of "he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus"? ' "