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Another word for pretension

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Noun
  1. A professed rather than a real reason

    See also:

    honest

  2. A legitimate or supposed right to demand something as one's rightful due

      1. A claim; rights:
      2. Money, especially in small amounts.
      1. An identifying name given to a book, play, film, musical composition, or other work.
      2. A general or descriptive heading, as of a book chapter.
      3. A written work that is published or about to be published:
      1. A false appearance or action intended to deceive:
      2. A professed but feigned reason or excuse; a pretext:
      3. Something imagined or pretended:
      1. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
      2. To take in a violent manner as if by right:
      3. To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain:
  3. Boastful self-importance or display

    See also:

    plain

Another word for pretension

Noun
  1. A claim

    See also:

    claim

  2. A pretense

    See also:

    ostentation