The book, I am reading provides pretensions meaning as “ snobbish airs”.
what does “snobbish airs” mean? I could not get actual meaning from the net search.
And help with pretensions meanings, if there is any other than “snobbish airs” thanks
these are the details gathered, but without solid answer:
pretensions = the appearance of being more important or more serious than there is reason for; snobbish airs
praetens(latin) = alleged
snob = a person with an exaggerated respect for high social position or wealth who seeks to associate with social superiors and looks down on those regarded as socially inferior.
snob (latin) = cobbler cobbler = a person whose job is mending shoes;
let the cobbler stick to his last — people should only concern themselves with things they know something about.
snobbish = relating to, characteristic of, or like a snob;
airs = affected manners intended to impress others