how to pronounce pretentious


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pretentious is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of pretentious in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… it's like super pretentious meets uber …”

meanings of pretentious


  1. Intended to impress others; ostentatious.
  2. Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.

pretentious frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pretentious occurs in english on average 3.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pretentious can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pretentious can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with pretentious


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