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Noun
The quality of being pretentious
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“We liked him for his honesty and lack of pretension.”
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A claim or assertion of a claim to something
“Budgets were cut right back and all pretension to filmmaking disappeared.”
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An aim or end result that one hopes to achieve
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False claim, assertion of importance
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A particular way of behaving, especially to impress or to give a false impression
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Increase, swelling
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A statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is
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A pretense or stratagem
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Offense of false representation
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An assertion that something is true
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Excessive concern with minor details and rules
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A habitual gesture or way of speaking or behaving
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A moral or legal entitlement to have or do something
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