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Princeton's WordNet

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

    the act of giving a false appearance

    "his conformity was only pretending"

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pretend, faking, shamming, make-believe, claiming

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  1. Saoirse Ronan:

    Be the person I'm playing. That's what acting is. You're pretending to be someone else.

  2. President Barack Obama on Thursday:

    More people are realizing that ISIL is not a caliphate, it's a crime ring. It's a criminal gang pretending to be a state, said one Syrian refugee. They turned out to be thieves, said another, iSIL, according to one Syrian, has made an enemy of almost everyone. So they're not winning over hearts and minds, and they're under severe pressure.

  3. Rick Martin:

    Bringing in Syrians, who are predominantly of Muslim background, may be opening the door to terrorists pretending to be refugees, we're not against legitimate refugees. They need to be treated with dignity and respect. But it would be easy for someone to lie about their background.

  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. Dan Wiener:

    Vanguard is a passive player pretending to take an active role. But their weapon is a gun loaded with blanks.

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