Dictionary Results for pretension


1. pretension - noun

· a false or unsupportable quality

Synonym(s): pretense, pretence

Hypernym(s): artificiality




2. pretension - noun

· the advancing of a claim; "his pretension to the crown"; "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort"

Hypernym(s): claim




3. pretension - noun

· the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)

Synonym(s): pretentiousness, largeness

Hypernym(s): unnaturalness





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