Synonyms of pretext


1. pretext, stalking-horse, pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling

usage: something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason

2. 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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