Synonyms of pretension


1. pretension, pretense, pretence, artificiality

usage: a false or unsupportable quality

2. pretension, claim

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

3. pretentiousness, pretension, largeness, unnaturalness

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

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Definition and meaning of pretension (Dictionary)