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la-di-daalso la-de-da (lä′dē-dä′)
Affectedly genteel; pretentious.
Used to express disdain for something viewed as pretentious.
[Imitative of affected speech.]
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informal affecting exaggeratedly genteel manners or speech
a la-di-da person
[C19: mockingly imitative of affected speech]
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or la-de-da(ˈlɑ diˈdɑ)
affected; pretentious: a la-di-da manner.
[1880–85; imitative of affected speech]
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|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"
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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.
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