Definitions for pretensionprɪˈtɛn ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretension, pretense, pretence(noun)

    a false or unsupportable quality

  2. pretension(noun)

    the advancing of a claim

    "his pretension to the crown"; "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort"

  3. pretentiousness, pretension, largeness(noun)

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


  1. pretension(Noun)

    A claim or aspiration to a particular status or quality.

  2. pretension(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Pretension(noun)

    the act of pretending, or laying claim; the act of asserting right or title

  2. Pretension(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. prtention. See Pretend, Tension.]

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