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1. pretentious  (adj) 
intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"

  Also known as: ostentatious


  Similar:
    flaunty     showy     splashy


  Opposite of:
    unostentatious     unpretentious     unpretending


2. pretentious  (adj) 
making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"



  See Also:
    tasteless     in poor taste(p)


  Similar:
    arty     artsy-craftsy     arty-crafty     grandiloquent     overblown     pompous     pontifical     portentous     grandiose     hifalutin     highfalutin     highfaluting     hoity-toity     la-di-da     high-flown     high-sounding     inflated     jumped-up     nouveau-riche     parvenu     parvenue     upstart(a)     sententious     sesquipedalian


  Opposite of:
    unpretentious


3. pretentious  (s) 
of a display that is tawdry or vulgar

  Also known as: ostentatious, kitsch


  Similar:
    tasteless     in poor taste(p)


 

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