Noun(1) a false or unsupportable quality(2) the advancing of a claim(3) the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth
(1) Member governments identified where their national interests overlapped, without any pretension to a common foreign policy.(2) Located in the heart of West Palm Beach, it's a moneyed, up-market environment, big on designer flash and not short on pose and pretension .(3) This was a band of the Midwest, no attitude, no pretension and always able to laugh at themselves.(4) The question of noble pretension to property, privilege, and power thus emerges as the underlying problem of the old order.(5) I agree, it's idiotic: pure pretension , a banal triumph of style over substance.(6) he spoke simply, without pretension(7) all that we cannot tolerate is pretension to infallibility(8) His trust in us was so refreshing and his attitude so free of pretension that I now regret not doing his ironing.(9) I think ├ö├ç├┐distasteful,├ö├ç├û ├ö├ç├┐gross├ö├ç├û and ├ö├ç├┐a new low for your magazine├ö├ç├û are words of snobbery and pretension .(10) Crowded around tables the size of Frisbees, people pose in a pageant of pretension .(11) It is rare to see such unusual gifts of public speaking accompanied by such a complete lack of arrogance or pretension .(12) Budgets were cut right back and all pretension to filmmaking disappeared.(13) Its very simplicity serves as a correction to the elaborate artifice and pretension - most of it hollow - that pervade current dance-making.(14) Another reaction to our new scientific powers is what I will call the Malthusian Pretension - that is, the pretension to the ability to predict mankind's limitations.(15) He has staked out his claim for being a great critic through portentousness, pomposity, and extravagant pretension , and, from all appearances, seems to have achieved it.(16) As a result, the pretension to universality is all the more justified as researchers find themselves working in decontextualized and highly formalized fields.
(1) pretension :: pretansyon
(2) tension :: tansyon
1. aspiration ::
4. pretense ::
1. humility ::
2. modesty ::
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