1 often pl a false or unsupportable claim, esp. to merit, worth, or importance
2 a specious or unfounded allegation; pretext
3 the state or quality of being pretentious
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 aspiration, assertion, assumption, claim, demand, pretence, profession
2 affectation, airs, conceit, hypocrisy, ostentation, pomposity, pretentiousness, self-importance, show, showiness, snobbery, snobbishness, vainglory, vanity
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