Synonyms of pretense
- 1. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning, deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
- usage: the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
- 2. pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling, misrepresentation, deceit, deception
- usage: pretending with intention to deceive
- 3. pretense, pretence, make-believe, imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery
- usage: imaginative intellectual play
- 4. pretension, pretense, pretence, artificiality
- usage: a false or unsupportable quality
- 5. guise, pretense, pretence, pretext, semblance, gloss, color, colour
- usage: an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
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Definition and meaning of pretense (Dictionary)