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Dictionary entry overview: What does pretentious mean?
• PRETENTIOUS (adjective)
The adjective PRETENTIOUS has 3 senses:
1. making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
2. intended to attract notice and impress others
3. of a display that is tawdry or vulgar
Familiarity information: PRETENTIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.