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Definition for pretension (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
How to use pretension in a sentence
Neighborhood bowling alleys have a total lack of pretension in the best way.America’s Independent Bowling Alleys Might Not Make It Through the Pandemic|Emma Orlow|January 15, 2021|Eater
Trekkies are defensive about the minutiae of their sacred source material, sometimes to the point of pretension.
Humor, after all, is a social corrective against arrogance, ignorance and pretension.
But it's also because, from the APF's point of view, pretension is bad business.
People loved Julia because she was very straightforward, and she didn't put on any airs, or have any pretension.
“So corrupt, evil, vile American liberal culture, such United States pretension,” as Pygmy reports.
The garden was in a perfect state of cultivation, but without the least pretension to taste in its arrangement.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The comic poets ridiculed pretension, arrogance, quackery, and lies.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
The truth about the Carlist pretension is so little known in England that it may be well to state it.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
The coward is boastful when there is no danger: pretension succeeds in the absence of real merit!The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
And I'm actuated by positive benevolence; I've that impudent pretension.The Tragic Muse|Henry James