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English definition of “pretension”

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
(Definition of pretension noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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