One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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
British informal side
NZ Australian informal guyver
rare fustian, flatulence
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