1. [Adjective]: intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"

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

3. of a display that is tawdry or vulgar

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