Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pretension

3 senses of pretension

Sense 1
pretension, pretense, pretence -- (a false or unsupportable quality)
       => artificiality -- (the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally)

Sense 2
pretension -- (the advancing of a claim; "his pretension to the crown"; "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort")
       => claim -- (an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages")

Sense 3
pretentiousness, pretension, largeness -- (the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth))
       => unnaturalness -- (the quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles)

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