Pretentious is an adjective that is used to describe attempting to show something being more successful, impressive or more important than that which it is in reality. Exaggerating greatness.
- The ‘pretentious’ gatherings that they host are a mere cover of the reality which is full of debt and unhappiness.
- The big house and cars are all ‘pretentious’, when in reality all of those material luxuries were gifted.
- Social media can make it as though an individuals life is ‘pretentious’ when in reality they may be miserable.