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Pretension

Pre`ten´sion
n.1.The act of pretending, or laying claim; the act of asserting right or title.
2.A claim made, whether true or false; a right alleged or assumed; a holding out the appearance of possessing a certain character; as, pretensions to scholarship.
This was but an invention and pretension given out by the Spaniards.
- Bacon.
Noun1.pretension - a false or unsupportable quality
Synonyms: pretence, pretense
2.pretension - the advancing of a claim; "his pretension to the crown"; "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort"
3.pretension - the quality of being pretentious (creating a false appearance of great importance or worth)
Synonyms: pretentiousness
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