a false or unsupportable quality
the advancing of a claim;
"his pretension to the crown"
"the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort"
the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)
- His social pretensions make him appear ridiculous.
- He has no pretensions to being an expert on the subject.
- Readers may find the pretension and arrogance of her style irritating.
- The play mocks the pretensions of the new middle class.
The only things of which we..could find any pretensions to complain.出自： S. Johnson
Miss Bird..declares all the viands of Japan to be uneatablesa staggering pretension.出自： R. L. Stevenson