Dictionary Results for pretence


1. pretence - noun

· a false or unsupportable quality

Synonym(s): pretension, pretense

Hypernym(s): artificiality




2. pretence - noun

· an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

Synonym(s): guise, pretense, pretext

Hypernym(s): semblance, gloss, color, colour




3. pretence - noun

· pretending with intention to deceive

Synonym(s): pretense, feigning, dissembling

Hypernym(s): misrepresentation, deceit, deception




4. pretence - noun

· imaginative intellectual play

Synonym(s): pretense, make-believe

Hypernym(s): imagination, imaging, imagery, mental_imagery




5. pretence - noun

· the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"

Synonym(s): pretense, pretending, simulation, feigning

Hypernym(s): deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation





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