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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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