The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Interpretentious


Interpretentious (Adj.)

Variables: Interpretension; Interpretence

Roots: Interpret & Pretentious (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam Webster Dictionary).

Definition: One who pretends to take upon the burden of interpreting almost anything.

Example: Dr. John Watson’s entry from December 23, 2019 read as follows: “In the long absence of a case to occupy him, Sherlock had grown obsessively interpretentious. Little did I know he was keeping an eye on every digital footprint on my Facebook timeline, and whosoever failed to respond to or shower hearts upon my otherwise minimal activity, would inevitably be thrust into his circle of suspicion.”


Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is one of the largest online literary magazines published from Asia. It has published authors from all over the world, largely from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, among others.