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.


  1. The ‘pretentious’ gatherings that they host are a mere cover of the reality which is full of debt and unhappiness.
  2. The big house and cars are all ‘pretentious’, when in reality all of those material luxuries were gifted.
  3. Social media can make it as though an individuals life is ‘pretentious’ when in reality they may be miserable.

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