The apotheosis of anyone is almost always false, and the apotheosis of a pretentious pol is also wicked.
It was defined by its offensively high price, pretentious waiting lists and limited edition variations.
I have never felt that displaying these things was right, as her grandson it felt a little - if not a lot - pretentious.
As I write that sentence, I am aware of how pretentious it sounds.
And so, yes, you realize, you can get pretentious and snooty about tequila.
A pretentious mirror in a tarnished gilt frame was the piece de resistance.
It is the most pretentious feature of the book, and in its way about as good as any.
No doubt there is justification enough for his suspicion in the exploits of pretentious and garrulous souls.
And Marion delivered this speech with a most oracular and pretentious tone.
Now Sir Timothy was a pretentious man, who assumed to be not only an advocate but a lawyer.
1836, from French prétentieux (17c.), from prétention "pretension," from Medieval Latin pretentionem (nominative pretentio) "pretension," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin praetendere (see pretend (v.)).