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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretension, pretense, pretencenoun

    a false or unsupportable quality

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

  2. guise, pretense, pretence, pretextnoun

    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, dissemblingnoun

    pretending with intention to deceive

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

  4. pretense, pretence, make-believenoun

    imaginative intellectual play

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

  5. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigningnoun

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pretencenoun

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

  2. pretencenoun

    Synonyms:
    subterfuge, evasion, excuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pretence":

    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. 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.

  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. Havelock Ellis:

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

  5. Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness:

    The conquest of the earth... is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only... not a sentimental pretence but an idea.


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