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a very contagious word. people who use the word pretentious are usually pretentious themselves. People who blame things for being showy and pretentious usually do so to indirectly say they are not pretentious themselves which is pretentious. People who use the word are also pretentious because the word pretentious is a big word that shows intellectualism. Pretentious just means showy, over the top, egotistic without proof, or psuedo intellectually acting smart but not really being smart. fans of the band tool are pretentious.
Gimmicks are pretentiously unique. The cool philosophical book smart kids at the coffee shop are pretentious. The weird artsy film is pretentious because it didn't make sense but showed fake intellectual property. the boy who wanted to look rich but didn't own much money is pretentious. the druggie kids who think they are smarter than everyone are pretentious. people who rant a lot of politics but do nothing are pretentious. and finally i'm pretentious for saying all those people are pretentious because i have nothing to show for myself either.
by eazy-x February 08, 2008
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1. Anyone that uses a Mac, or is a slave to the iMovement.
Pretentious iSlave: OMG!!...the Mac Air is so sleek and small and portable!!

Normal Person: So are all the 10 different netbooks that are available and blow the Mac Air out of the water...
by InfinitiGEEdub November 10, 2009
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A word that douchebags use all the time in an attempt to sound intelligent. Usually the subject that the douchebag is using the word, "pretentious" against will have you asking yourself if they even know what the word means.
Douchebag: "I think that, "(Insert a name of a good show here)" is pretentious and overrated!"
Normal Person: "I really just think that the writers are just trying to entertain an audience, why exactly is it pretentious?
Douchebag: "(Couldn't Answer)"
by Dick Of Dastardly Deeds November 18, 2013
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the word of the decade. everyone's using it to insult anything that seems smarter or tries to seem smarter or better.

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all the people on urbandictionary are pretentious because they can't insult someone in person. they have to do it from the safety of their computer. pretentious pretentious pretentious pretentious
by Eazy-X May 29, 2008
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When someone double majors in English and Physics.
Austin is pretentious.
by whitegirl11111 January 04, 2017
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A word which, as its name suggests, means putting on 'pretences'; pretending to be something other than what you are. (This is the original meaning)

In modern ignorance, the word is used to discriminate individuals who are perceived to have traits which render their identity more distictive than is deemed socially acceptable by wider society. This meaning of the word is a product of jealousy belonging to those who wish to justify their boring sameness by unfairly attacking those who distinguish themselves as having a sense of originality and freedom.
1) I once saw a lyre-bird trying to sound like a chainsaw on TV. Who knew animals could be so pretentious?

2) Once I met a woman called Angharad who wrote poetry, knew how to dance the tango, and could play the Flugelhorn! She didn't give a fuck when I called her a pretentious bitch, probably cos she knew I was right.
via giphy
by Ben. E. Factor July 11, 2016
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A kid who tries to get into a college just to impress people. And someone who thinks he is better but is really a try hard dickhead. Someone who sucks at everything theydo especially baseball and covers it up with all "talk" and no "walk"
Zach you're a pretentious dickhead. Because you always wana be better than everyone but you know you're just the same. Sorry bro

**cough**cough**dickhead**cough**cough**
by ShakerRaider5 April 19, 2012
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