Definition of 'pretension'
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Can you tell me what more any natural son to the late Earl Rivers could have the pretension to expect? MAN'S LOVING FAMILY (2002)It was a kind of pretension, when he didn't actually seem the pretentious sort, despite the silk dressing gown. THE EXECUTION (2002)While it wasn't a pretension, just a habit, it irritated him because he was certain her meteorology was unsound. LOOKING FOR THE SPARK (2002)
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Used Occasionally. pretension is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'pretension'
British English: pretension NOUN
If someone has pretensions, they claim or pretend that they are more important than they really are.
Her wide-eyed innocence soon exposes the pretensions of the art world.
Definition of pretension from the Collins English Dictionary
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