Pretentious - Trying to appear more important than you are
Attempting to impress others by acting greater and more important than you actually are. It is an arrogant trait as it involves showing off to others.
Pretend it's us! (pretentious). She was trying to make herself appear better than she really was.
Examples of pretentious in a sentence
The swindler was a pretentious man who claimed to be descended from royalty.
Even though Jake was a millionaire, he avoided hanging out with pretentious people who liked to flaunt their wealth.
During the party, the pretentious guest went out of his way to boast about his celebrity friends.