la-di-da


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la-di-da

also la-de-da  (lä′dē-dä′)
adj. Informal
Affectedly genteel; pretentious.
interj.
Used to express disdain for something viewed as pretentious.

[Imitative of affected speech.]

la-di-da

(ˌlɑːdiːˈdɑː) ,

lah-di-dah

or

la-de-da

adj
informal affecting exaggeratedly genteel manners or speech
n
a la-di-da person
[C19: mockingly imitative of affected speech]

la-di-da

or la-de-da

(ˈlɑ diˈdɑ)
adj.
affected; pretentious: a la-di-da manner.
[1880–85; imitative of affected speech]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.la-di-da - affectedly genteel
pretentious - making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"

la-di-da

adjective (Informal) affected, mannered, posh (informal, chiefly Brit.), pretentious, precious, mincing, stuck-up (informal), conceited, snooty (informal), snobbish, too-too, toffee-nosed (slang, chiefly Brit.), highfalutin (informal), arty-farty (informal), overrefined I wouldn't trust them in spite of all their la-di-da manners.

la-di-da

also la-de-da
adjective
Informal. Artificially genteel:
Translations

la-di-da

[ˈlɑːdɪˈdɑː] (pej)
A. ADJ [person, voice] → afectado, cursi, repipi (Sp)
B. ADV [talk etc] → de manera afectada, con afectación

la-di-da

adj adv (inf)affektiert, affig (inf)

la-di-da

[ˌlɑːdɪˈdɑː] adj (fam) (person) → affettato/a e pretenzioso/a; (voice) → affettato/a
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