- bossy; domineering
- Example: After three months, my boss's overbearing demeanor finally got to me.
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- a false show
- Example: I decided to keep up the pretense of friendship with her.
- the laying of claim to something
- Example: His pretension to proficiency in Electronics was shown to be false.
- characterized by assumption of dignity or importance
- I can't stand the pretensiousness of people who go on a short visit to the US or UK and then start speaking with a fake accent.