A word that pretentious people use. If one uses the word "pretentious" then they are most likely trying to sound intelligent by using large words, therefore making them pretentious. (This results in a never-ending chain of pretentiousness.)
Bob: "That guy is so pretentious, now excuse me while I go listen to some indie music and be unique."
Larry: "Dude, you're so pretentious."
1. full of pretense or pretension.
2. characterized by assumption of dignity or importance.
3. making an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.
4. any person who smokes a pipe while sitting in a big leather chair while wearing a fine sweater-vest in his study which is filled with leather-bound books and smells of rich mahogany.
That pretentious band called Radiohead enjoy smoking pipes while sitting in big leather chairs while wearing fine sweater-vests in their studies which is filled with leather-bound books and smells of rich mahogany.
Aren't we all pretentious? Don't we all have some picture in our minds of ourselves that we aspire towards? Is that such a bad thing? We're all pretending, all the time. Idiots toss this word around not knowing what they really mean by it in my experience...they would probably say this definition is pretentious.
person A "we go to such an such cafe for coffee"
person B "really? I hate it there, everyone is so pretentious"
person A "really? Even the middle aged people and young mothers with children? What are they pretending to be? Are they pretending to drink coffee? Is it pretend coffee in an empty cup? How could a business run on that principal?"
attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed
eg. Tom-Hey isn't that Megan an arrogant bitch, Steve-Yeah mate, needs to take her head out of her own arse. Tom-Yeah how pretentious
ostentatious, big-headed, full of hot air.
Filip Osmulski is so pretentious that the air becomes thin with his ego when he is around.
A word that describes the people that use it
Fred: "That was the most abysmal, misogynistic waste of time I'm likely to ever experience in this terrestial realm."
George: "Don't be pretentious. Just tell me you don't like American Pie next time."
Being a stuck up tool.
Sarah is so pretentious because she only eats Boar's Head deli meat.