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Synonyms for pretending

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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"

    Synonyms:
    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

How to pronounce pretending?

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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say pretending in sign language?

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How to use pretending in a sentence?

  1. Edmund Burke:

    The great inlet by which a colour for oppression has entered into the world is by one man's pretending to determine concerning the happiness of another.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who enjoys the company of false friends or pretending people around is not ever safe and oneself a big fake

  3. Karol Newlin:

    Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it.

  4. Raul Grijalva:

    Too many people have spent their careers pretending that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by shadowy environmental groups and Machiavellian research scientists, the American public knows full well that's not the case.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    People do not get so much happiness or satisfaction by visiting to a hill station or a scenic location as much as by posting online their photo,taken there, and pretending in that picture to be ecstatic to make only others jealous in own social networking circle.


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