pretension

  • 21 pretension — noun 1》 (pretension to) a claim or aspiration to something. 2》 pretentiousness. Origin ME: from med. L. praetensio(n ), from praetens alleged , from praetendere (see pretend) …

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  • 22 pretension — I. noun Date: 15th century 1. an allegation of doubtful value ; pretext 2. a claim or an effort to establish a claim 3. a claim or right to attention or honor because of merit 4. an aspiration or intention that may or may not reach fulfillment <… …

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  • 23 pretension — pretension1 /pri ten sheuhn/, n. 1. the laying of a claim to something. 2. a claim or title to something. 3. Often, pretensions. a claim made, esp. indirectly or by implication, to some quality, merit, or the like: They laughed at my pretensions… …

    Universalium

  • 24 pretension — noun a) A claim or aspiration to a particular status or quality, usually with to . b) Pretentiousness. See Also: pretense, pretentious …

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  • 25 pretension — Synonyms and related words: Barnumism, acting, affectation, affectedness, airs, airs and graces, alibi, ambitions, ambitiousness, apology, appearance, appurtenance, artificiality, aspiration, attitudinizing, authority, bedizenment, big talk,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 26 pretensión — Derecho. Solicitud para adquirir o lograr una cosa que se desea, a cuyo fin se hacen las diligencias procesales pertinentes …

    Diccionario de Economía Alkona

  • 27 pretension — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A claim] Syn. assertion, demand, declaration; see claim . 2. [A pretense] Syn. allegation, pretext, maintenance; see ostentation 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A professed rather than a real reason: pretense, pretext …

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  • 28 pretensión — sustantivo femenino 1) aspiración. 2) vanidad, presunción. * * * Sinónimos: ■ intención, propósito, finalidad, deseo, ambición, sueño, voluntad …

    Diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos

  • 29 pretensión — Derecho. Solicitud para adquirir o lograr una cosa que se desea, a cuyo fin se hacen las diligencias procesales pertinentes …

    Diccionario de Economía

  • 30 pretension —  , but pretentious …

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  • 31 pretension —    but pretentious …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 32 pretension — pre·ten·sion || prɪ tenʃn n. claim, assertion; act of pretending, act of feigning; arrogance, haughtiness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 33 pretensión — f. Acción de pretender. Derecho que uno cree tener sobre algo …

    Diccionario Castellano

  • 34 pretension — n. Claim …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 35 pretension — noun (countable usually plural) an attempt to seem richer, more important etc than you really are (+ to): a man with pretensions to grandeur | an area with upper class pretensions …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 36 pretension — pre•ten•sion [[t]prɪˈtɛn ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the laying of a claim to something 2) a claim or title to something 3) Often, pretensions. a claim made, often indirectly or by implication, to some quality, merit, dignity, or importance 4) the act of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 37 pretension — /prəˈtɛnʃən / (say pruh tenshuhn) noun 1. a laying claim to something. 2. a claim or title to something. 3. (often plural) a claim made, especially indirectly or by implication, or right to some quality, merit, or the like: *The word toilet used… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 38 pretension — n. 1 (often foll. by to) a an assertion of a claim. b a justifiable claim (has no pretensions to the name; has some pretensions to be included). 2 pretentiousness. Etymology: med.L praetensio, tio (as PRETEND) …

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  • 39 Ley de Caducidad de la Pretensión Punitiva del Estado — La ley 15.848 de Caducidad de la Pretensión Punitiva del Estado (popularmente conocida como Ley de Caducidad y llamada peyorativamente Ley de Impunidad por sus detractores),[1] [2] [3] [4] es una ley vige …

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  • 40 Ley de Caducidad de la Pretensión Punitiva del Estado — Demonstration gegen das Ley de Caducidad Die Ley de Caducidad de la Pretensión Punitiva del Estado (deutsch: Gesetz über die Verjährung des staatlichen Strafverfolgungsanspruchs), im Volksmund oft schlicht als Ley de Caducidad bezeichnet, ist ein …

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