pretension

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pretension /prɪˈtɛnʃən/ noun
plural pretensions
pretension
/prɪˈtɛnʃən/
noun
plural pretensions
Learner's definition of PRETENSION
formal
[noncount] : the unpleasant quality of people who think of themselves as more impressive, successful, or important than they really are
[count] : a desire to do something or a claim to be something that is impressive or important usually plural
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