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Definition of Pretension

Pretension

  1. The act of pretending, or laying claim; the act of asserting right or title.
  2. A claim made, whether true or false; a right alleged or assumed; a holding out the appearance of possessing a certain character; as, pretensions to scholarship.

Pretension Quotations

Pretension is a poor joke that you play on yourself. Snap out of it. Recognise your strengths, work on your weaknesses. Real achievement is liking what you see in the mirror every morning.
Virat Kohli

We are in a position of financial and social power, and we could be agents of change in our society. Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little gardener who takes care of the garden, and hopefully our neighbor will do the same. Then, maybe we'll achieve a better world.
Guy Laliberte

I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.
Alfred Nobel

Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
Margot Fonteyn

What makes me mad is arrogance, pretension, putting on airs.
David Duchovny
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