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Synonyms for pretence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretension, pretense, pretence(noun)

    a false or unsupportable quality

    Synonyms:
    largeness, pretending, pretext, simulation, pretense, pretension, feigning, pretentiousness, make-believe, guise, dissembling

  2. guise, pretense, pretence, pretext(noun)

    an artful or simulated semblance

    "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

    Synonyms:
    pretending, pretext, simulation, pretense, pretension, feigning, guise, make-believe, stalking-horse, dissembling

  3. pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling(noun)

    pretending with intention to deceive

    Synonyms:
    dissimulation, pretending, deceit, pretext, pretension, pretense, guise, feigning, make-believe, simulation, deception, dissembling

  4. pretense, pretence, make-believe(noun)

    imaginative intellectual play

    Synonyms:
    pretend, pretending, pretext, pretension, pretense, guise, feigning, make-believe, simulation, dissembling

  5. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning(noun)

    the act of giving a false appearance

    "his conformity was only pretending"

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pretence

    Synonyms:
    excuse, pretext, fabrication, simulation, cloak, mask, color, show, garb, plea, assumption, make believe, outside show, pretension

    Antonyms:
    verity, reality, truth, simplicity, candor, guilelessness, openness, veritableness, actuality, fact

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pretence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Written also Pretense.] show (to conceal a thing to be done), false appearance, mask, color, simulation, affectation, cant, PRETEXT, clap-trap

  2. pretence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    subterfuge, evasion, excuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pretext, guise, fiction, excuse, usurpation

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How to use pretence in a sentence?

  1. Havelock Ellis:

    Jealousy: that Dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    [I]f we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.

  3. Jonathan Grant:

    Everyone is operating under the pretence that editing and streamlining for long enough will actually produce a coherent and short text with clearly defined alternatives for ministers to review.

  4. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    This destabilizes European democracies, we need to start the debate about the future of our continent honestly, without the muzzle of' political correctness', without pretence, talking straight.

  5. Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    The six, those are just the first six. Those absolutely won't be accepted as the 30 percent that they wanted to replace, the Greeks know that too, by the way, they don't have any pretence that this is it.


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