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Antonyms for pretendingpre·tend·ing

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  1. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigningnoun

    the act of giving a false appearance

    "his conformity was only pretending"

    Synonyms:
    pretence, pretext, pretension, pretense, guise, feigning, computer simulation, make-believe, simulation, model, dissembling

How to use pretending in a sentence?

  1. Renae A. Sauter:

    We are here for the evolution of our soul. This evolution happens through the mangagement of both the ups and downs of physical life. Evolution is halted by pretending to be happy all the time.

  2. President Obama:

    My job is not to trim my sails and not tell the American people what we should be doing, pretending somehow we don't need better roads, that we don't need more affordable college.

  3. Andrew Zimbalist:

    First, the IOC and the Tokyo organizing committee are in denial. They have never had to cancel an Olympics for anything but a world war, second, they want to control the spin. By pretending that there will be business as usual, they are hoping to keep Olympians in training and Olympic fans in preparation for traveling to Tokyo. If by some good fortune the virus abates and the Olympics are held, they want to make sure the athletes are present and prepared.

  4. Kwok Ka-Ki:

    The Department of Health could rat them out by pretending to be a customer, but I have yet to see The Department of Health launch a single undercover investigation, the government prefers to keep its eyes half closed for fear of hurting Hong Kong's medical lab industry, which is big business.

  5. Virginia Beach.Terry Gainer:

    When you're still working long hours and there's a lot of change going on and people are wondering' When are we going to get a new chief ? Is there going to be some independent commission ? Are some of the members going to stop pretending this didn't happen ?' All of that weighs heavy.

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