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pretension

US [prɪˈtenʃən]
UK [prɪˈtenʃ(ə)n]
  • n.虚饰;虚夸;自命;声称
  • v.【建】预张
  • Web要求;主张;自负
Plural Form:pretensions  
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n.
1.
虚饰;虚夸the act of trying to appear more important, intelligent, etc. than you are in order to impress other people
intellectual pretensions
装作有知识
The play mocks the pretensions of the new middle class.
这出戏讽刺了新中产阶级的装模作样。
He spoke without pretension.
他有话直说,不装相。
2.
自命;声称;标榜a claim to be or to do sth
a building with no pretensions to architectural merit
没有刻意表现建筑特色的楼房
The movie makes no pretension to reproduce life.
这部电影并未标榜重现了真实生活。

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