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pretentiousness

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1 an exaggerated sense of one's importance that shows itself in the making of excessive or unjustified claims
  • everyone took her ingrained pretentiousness into account when considering her statements

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“Pretentiousness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pretentiousness. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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