Talk:pretentious

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Prætentious façades[edit]

This word is very true for people of the 21 century, as plagues such as face book and my space have entered our lives people are more and more comparing themselves to each other and creating false alliaces. Maybe one day we will be happy with our real selves. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 164.11.204.51 (talkcontribs) 13:14, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

"Demanding of skill or daring"?[edit]

That's a new one on me, I've never seen or heard the word being used in anything other than a negative way...are you sure it's correct?

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pretentious[edit]

I’ve never heard it used thus. † Raifʻhār Doremítzwr 21:36, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Perhaps this came from someone seeing something like "pretentious challenge" in print and not seeing how the real meanings applied in context. I got 6 hits for "pretentious challenge" on g.b.c. DCDuring 11:47, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
See second definition on [1] --BigBadBen 22:58, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
I am having trouble with this, but substituting the one word definition "ambitious" for the rfv sense (which is advanced by M-W as a synonym, it sounds much better. The definition needs to have something more about the notion of the "testing the limits of one's capabilities". DCDuring 00:35, 18 November 2007 (UTC)