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pretense

noun
variants: or pretence

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3 an entitlement to something
  • this book on gardening makes no pretense at completeness

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4 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

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The first known use of pretense was in the 15th century

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“Pretense.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pretense. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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