Student Thesaurus

One entry found for pretension.
Entry Word: pretension
Function: noun
Text: 1 an entitlement to something <a pretension of long standing to the throne of Hungary> -- see CLAIM 1
2 an exaggerated sense of one's importance that shows itself in the making of excessive or unjustified claims <a woman full of pretension and pompousness> -- see ARROGANCE
3 the quality or state of appearing or trying to appear more important or more valuable than is the case <the pretension of that French restaurant is more than I can bear> -- see PRETENSE 1
4 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish <has serious pretensions of becoming a writer> -- see GOAL