Pretentious

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Overstated KnowledgePlay
Pretentious implies someone exaggerates their understanding or importance, often in specialized areas. SlideHis pretentious talk on quantum physics irritated all the actual scientists in the room.
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In art and literature discussions, being called pretentious suggests a lack of authenticity or genuine understanding. SlideThe critic's pretentious analysis was completely missing the artist's true message.
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The term 'pretentious' often carries a negative judgment, implying disapproval of someone's attitude. SlidePeople avoided him at parties due to his pretentious demeanor.