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pretension

noun [C/U]  /prɪˈten·ʃən/ us  
the appearance of being more important or more serious than there is reason for: [U] Leonard’s paintings have a real freedom from pretension. A pretension is also a claim or belief that you can succeed or that you are important or have serious value: [C usually pl] He has no pretensions for higher office.
Translations of “pretension”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自命,標榜, 意圖, 抱負…
in Russian претензия, притязание…
in Turkish gösteriş, caka, fiyaka yapma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自命,标榜, 意图, 抱负…
in Polish pretensjonalność…
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