Dictionary Results for pretense


1. pretense - noun

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

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

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




2. pretense - noun

· pretending with intention to deceive

Synonym(s): pretence, feigning, dissembling

Hypernym(s): misrepresentation, deceit, deception




3. pretense - noun

· imaginative intellectual play

Synonym(s): pretence, make-believe

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




4. pretense - noun

· a false or unsupportable quality

Synonym(s): pretension, pretence

Hypernym(s): artificiality




5. pretense - noun

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

Synonym(s): guise, pretence, pretext

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





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