Synonyms for pretension

Synonyms for (noun) pretension

Synonyms: pretence, pretense, pretension

Definition: a false or unsupportable quality

Similar words: artificiality

Definition: the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally


Synonyms: pretension, pretentiousness, largeness

Definition: the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)

Similar words: unnaturalness

Definition: the quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles


Synonyms: pretension

Definition: the advancing of a claim

Usage: his pretension to the crown; the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort

Similar words: claim

Definition: an assertion of a right (as to money or property)

Usage: his claim asked for damages