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pretension a false or insincere show or claim; pretense. [3 definitions]
pretensionless combined form of pretension.
pretentious assuming or marked by an air of importance or superiority that is unwarranted. [2 definitions]
preterit in grammar, past.
preterition the act of passing over or omitting, as the omission of an heir or heirs from a will. [2 definitions]
pretermination combined form of termination.
pretermit to overlook or neglect.
preternatural out of or beyond the natural; extraordinary or unnatural. [2 definitions]
pretest a preliminary test or trial of a product, questionnaire, or the like. [4 definitions]
pretext a false reason or claim put forward to mask one's true motive or aim.
pretheater combined form of theater.
Pretoria the administrative capital of South Africa. (Cf. Bloemfontein, Cape Town.)
pretournament combined form of tournament.
pretrain combined form of train.
pretravel combined form of travel.
pretreat combined form of treat.
pretreatment combined form of treatment.
pretrial proceedings held before a trial in order to clarify a point of fact or law. [2 definitions]
pretrimmed combined form of trimmed.
prettify to give a pretty, attractive, or pleasant appearance to (usu. something ugly or unpleasant). [2 definitions]
pretty pleasing or attractive to the senses, esp. the eyes or ears. [5 definitions]