Associations to the word «Pretension»


PRETENSION, noun. A claim or aspiration to a particular status or quality.
PRETENSION, noun. Pretentiousness.
PRETENSION, verb. To apply tension to an object before some other event or process.
PRETENSION, verb. (Construction) To apply tension to reinforcing strands before concrete is poured in.

Dictionary definition

PRETENSION, noun. A false or unsupportable quality.
PRETENSION, noun. The advancing of a claim; "his pretension to the crown"; "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort".
PRETENSION, noun. The quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth).

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.