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pretension

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1 an entitlement to something
  • a pretension of long standing to the throne of Hungary
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4 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
  • Eric has serious pretensions of becoming a writer.
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name of the game

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ambition, aspiration, pretension mean strong desire for advancement. ambition applies to the desire for personal advancement or preferment and may suggest equally a praiseworthy or an inordinate desire.
    • driven by ambition
aspiration implies a striving after something higher than oneself.
    • an aspiration to become president someday
pretension suggests ardent desire for recognition of accomplishment often without actual possession of the necessary ability and therefore may imply presumption.
    • has literary pretensions


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