Deriving from the word pretentious
. Meaning to be of, or filled with, pretentiousness
. Could be used to caracterise objects, content or people. Often used by academics within humaniora.
Must not be confused with the word pretentia
wich is defined as a more pretentiated way of saying pretentousness
is an object of, a content of, or a person of, pretentia
, but it is not pretentiousness
(Alternative spelling for the linguistically and textcodally impared: Praetentsiae)
Musicology censor: His thesis on the orchestration in Richard Strauss' Heldenleben was pure prætentsiæ and lacked a genuine understanding of organology and instrumentation.
Art Professor: I just had a meeting with my new students for the prehistoric art seminar.
Art Professors' husband: Good crowd this year?
Art Professor: Half of them magnun prætentsiæ and the other half dimwitted curiositists who will loose interest when any serious work is demanded of them.
Art Professors' husband: Same as ever.