Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Westerberg, Nov 18, 2012.
Do you consider yourself pretentious?
I'm too awesome to be identified like that.
That sounds like a cool word,
will google that.
pretentiousDefinition of PRETENTIOUS
: characterized by pretension: as
a : making usually unjustified or excessive claims (as of value or standing) <the pretentious fraud who assumes a love of culture that is alien to him — Richard Watts>
b : expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature <pretentious language> <pretentious houses>
: making demands on one's skill, ability, or means : ambitious <the pretentious daring of the Green Mountain Boys in crossing the lake — American Guide Series: Vermont>
— preÂ·tenÂ·tiousÂ·ly adverb
— preÂ·tenÂ·tiousÂ·ness noun
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Examples of PRETENTIOUS
The houses in the neighborhood are large and pretentious.
<that pretentious couple always serves caviar at their parties, even though they themselves dislike it>
It is hard to be pretentious or elevated in Yiddish, and easy to poke fun. —Cynthia Ozick, New Yorker, 28 Mar. 1988
Origin of PRETENTIOUS
French prÃ©tentieux, from prÃ©tention pretension, from Medieval Latin pretention-, pretentio, from Latin praetendere
First Known Use: 1832
Related to PRETENTIOUS
Synonyms: affected, grandiose, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-minded, la-di-da (also la-de-da or lah-de-dah or lah-dee-dah or lah-di-dah), ostentatious, pompous, snippy
Antonyms: modest, unpretentious
See Synonym Discussion at showy
making demands on one's skill
Synonyms: affected, grandiose, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-minded, la-di-da (also la-de-da or lah-de-dah or lah-dee-dah or lah-di-dah), ostentatious, pompous, slippy
Oh, fuck no.
I am awesome. Fuck you fags.
you are not
I am, when it comes to beer and coffee.
Hate me, I just don't care
I am about my mustard.
Spring Valley Habanero mustard, or nothing.
Now that you mention it...me too.
my mustard starts with a K
Mmmm. Will look for that. Is it painful hot or just hot?
At one time, yeah very pretentious, after a few smack downs, not so much.
Very much so.