1. An overused, stale word that doesn't mean anything anymore, which is primarily used by critic
s and jerks to describe things or people they can't even begin to understand.
2. The most pathetic word one can possibly use in a verbal critique.
some guy: "Gawd, Radiohead
is so PRETENTIOUS."
me: "Where'd you find that word?"
some guy: "Oh, there was this really great critic who used it in a review-"
me: "Do you even know what it means?"
some guy: "Uh..."
me: "If you don't know what it means, then why use it?"