Synonyms of pretension in English:


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1‘the author firmly denies any pretension to exhaustive coverage’

aspiration, claim, assertion, pretence, profession, purporting

2‘I dislike the pretension of her style’

pretentiousness, affectation, affectedness, ostentation, ostentatiousness, artificiality, attitudinizing, airs, posing, posturing, showing off, hypocrisy, snobbery, show, flashiness
pomposity, pompousness, floweriness, grandiosity, grandness, grandiloquence, magniloquence, elaborateness, extravagance, heroics, flamboyance, ornateness, bombast, turgidity, rhetoric, pedantry
informal la-di-da
British informal side
Australian, New Zealand informal guyver
rare fustian, flatulence