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Synonyms for pretension

Noun

1. pretension, pretense, pretence, artificiality
usage: a false or unsupportable quality
2. pretension, claim
usage: the advancing of a claim; "his pretension to the crown"; "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort"
3. pretentiousness, pretension, largeness, unnaturalness
usage: the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)
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