As adjectives the difference between pretentious and flashy
is that pretentious
is marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction while flashy
is showy; visually impressive, attention-getting, or appealing.
Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.
Ostentatious; intended to impress others.
- Their song titles are pretentious in the context of their basic lyrics.
- Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.
* See also
Showy; visually impressive, attention-getting, or appealing.
- The dancers wore flashy costumes featuring shiny sequins in many vibrant colors.