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  Definition of pretension
  1. a false or unsupportable quality
  2. the quality of being pretentious (creating a false appearance of great importance or worth)
  3. the advancing of a claim; "his pretension to the crown"; "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort"
Similar Words: pretense, pretence, pretentiousness

 

Hyponyms: ostentation

 

Derivational Morphology: pretend

 

Anagrams: reposition, positioner, tennis pro, resorption

 

 
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