As adjectives the difference between raffish and pretentious
is that raffish
is characterized by careless unconventionality; rakish while pretentious
is marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.
Characterized by careless unconventionality; rakish.
Low-class; disreputable; vulgar.
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.
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