Meaning of pretensive in English:

pretensive

Pronunciation /prɪˈtɛnsɪv/

adjective

  • 1rare Characterized by pretence; professed; pretended, feigned.

  • 2US Pretentious, ostentatious, snobbish.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Parker (?1564–1614), religious controversialist. From post-classical Latin praetens-, past participial stem of classical Latin praetendere + -ive.