But it's also because, from the APF's point of view, pretension is bad business.
Humor, after all, is a social corrective against arrogance, ignorance and pretension.
People loved Julia because she was very straightforward, and she didn't put on any airs, or have any pretension.
Trekkies are defensive about the minutiae of their sacred source material, sometimes to the point of pretension.
“So corrupt, evil, vile American liberal culture, such United States pretension,” as Pygmy reports.
This pretension is aggravated by the fact that many of these hunters are notoriously disloyal.
Where the pretension is higher, the test may justly be more severe.
pretension and conjecture will be avoided, because unnecessary.
I shall be able to feed them; but how to lodge them with any pretension to comfort is more than I can see.'
But my friend, who made no pretension to such kind of knowledge, afterwards discovered the cause himself.
mid-15c., "assertion, allegation; objection; intention; signification," from Medieval Latin pretensionem (nominative praetensio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin praetendere "stretch in front, put forward, allege" (see pretend (v.)). Meaning "unproven claim" is from c.1600. Sense of "ostentation" is from 1727.