Definition of pretension:
lordliness, flash, pretense, intention, dishonesty, masterfulness, self-promotion, grandioseness, duplicity, haughtiness, objective, consequence, seeming, corruption, affectedness, largeness, extensiveness, simulation, title, self-importance, cloak, request, color, pomposity, ostentatiousness, pretence, thing, call, meaning, dissimulation, ruse, pretext, superciliousness, dream, end, mark, design, flamboyance, grandstanding, swagger, grandiosity, allegation, mask, trick, assumption, point, pompousness, imperiousness, bumptiousness, right, splashiness, guile, plain, huffiness, wile, ideal, double-dealing, make-believe, smoke and mirrors, loftiness, dissembling, plan, purpose, target, honest, intent, excuse, idea, foul play, puffiness, one-upmanship, inflation, self-consequence, presumptuousness, owned, dibs, pretending, bigness, aim, ambition, demand, comprehensiveness, aspiration, breadth, semblance, subterfuge, object, peremptoriness, superiority, pretentiousness, bourne, deception, hubris, assertion, misconduct, declaration, maintenance, high horse, toploftiness, hauteur, feigning.
- boast (part of speech: noun)
- pretension (part of speech: noun)
Her establishment was the best ordered, her dinners were the best dressed, her farm and dairy were the best supplied of any in the county- all was in a style of first- rate elegance, without any pretension or extravagance, but when she attempted to apply her sense and her activity to the management of her children, she failed essentially, for the one thing was wanting- she had no real principle of religion.- "Amy Herbert", Elizabeth Sewell.
So long as this pretension is maintained, with a firm reliance on that Divine Power which covers with its protection the just cause, we must continue to struggle for our inherent right to freedom, independence, and self- government.- "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.
- "Over the Top With the Third Australian Division", G. P. Cuttriss.