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The quality of being pretentious
“We liked him for his honesty and lack of pretension.”
A claim or assertion of a claim to something
“Budgets were cut right back and all pretension to filmmaking disappeared.”
Something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
“… has serious pretensions of becoming a writer.”
False claim, assertion of importance
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