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pretension

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pretension/prɪˈtɛnʃən/noun
pluralpretensions
pretension
/prɪˈtɛnʃən/
noun
pluralpretensions
Learner's definition of PRETENSION  
formal
[noncount]  : the unpleasant quality of people who think of themselves as more impressive, successful, or important than they really are
[count]  : a desire to do something or a claim to be something that is impressive or important — usually plural
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