from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A specious allegation; a pretext.
- n. A claim to something, such as a privilege or right. See Synonyms at claim.
- n. The advancing of a claim.
- n. Ostentatious display; pretentiousness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A claim or aspiration to a particular status or quality.
- n. Pretentiousness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of pretending, or laying claim; the act of asserting right or title.
- n. A claim made, whether true or false; a right alleged or assumed; a holding out the appearance of possessing a certain character.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of putting forth a claim (specifically, a false one), particularly to merit, dignity, or importance; pretentiousness.
- n. Hence, a claim; an alleged or assumed right, not necessarily false.
- n. A false representation; a pretext; a sham.
- n. An assertion; a proposition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)
- n. a false or unsupportable quality
- n. the advancing of a claim
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