- prætentious (rare, pedantic or (esp. self-referentially) humorous)
- Intended to impress others; ostentatious.
- Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.
- Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.
- Their song titles are pretentious in the context of their basic lyrics.
marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction
intended to impress others
- ^ The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]
- pretentious in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- pretentious in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- pretentious at OneLook Dictionary Search