Definition of PRETENSE

an entitlement to something <this book on gardening makes no pretense at completeness>
Synonyms call, dibs, pretense (or pretence), pretension, right
an exaggerated sense of one's importance that shows itself in the making of excessive or unjustified claims <the pretense of that woman in thinking that the other hotel guests should be inconvenienced just for her>

Variants of PRETENSE

pretense or pretence

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