Dictionary Results for pretext

1. pretext - noun

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

Synonym(s): stalking-horse

Hypernym(s): pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling

2. pretext - noun

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

Synonym(s): guise, pretense, pretence

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

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