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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A false or unsupportable quality; The quality of behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth; The advancing of a claim.

Usage examples (37)
  • His pretension to the crown
  • So long as this pretension is maintained, with a firm reliance on that
  • As an engineer my tolerance for pretension is generally lower that that of the academics!
  • Pete was the truth-teller; he called pretension when he saw it and praised effort above everything. for more
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