HyperDic: pretension

English > 3 senses of the word pretension:
NOUNattributepretension, pretense, pretencea false / false or unsupportable quality
communicationpretensionthe advancing of a claim
attributepretension, pretentiousness, largenessthe quality of being pretentious / pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false / false appearance of great importance or worth)
pretension > pronunciation
Soundspriyteh'nshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > pretension: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA false / false or unsupportable quality.
Synonymspretense, pretence
BroaderartificialityThe quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally
Spanishpretensión
English > pretension: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe advancing of a claim.
Examples
  • "his pretension to the crown"
  • "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort"
BroaderclaimAn assertion of a right (as to money or property)
Verbspretendput forward a claim and assert right or possession of
English > pretension: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being pretentious / pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false / false appearance of great importance or worth).
Synonymspretentiousness, largeness
Narrowerostentationpretentious / pretentious or showy or vulgar display
BroaderunnaturalnessThe quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles
OppositeunpretentiousnessThe quality of being natural and without pretensions
Spanishapariencia, engaño, fingimiento, pretensión
Catalanaparença, fingiment, pretensió, simulació

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