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Meaning of “pretension” - Learner’s Dictionary

pretension

noun [C, U]
 
 
/prɪˈtenʃən/
behaviour in which you try to seem better or more important than you really are: [usually plural] He seems to be without pretensions of any sort.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoastingAffected and insincere
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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