Definition of pretense:
Synonyms for pretense:
seeming, arrogance, formality, lie, disguisement, pretension, trick, pietism, semblance, pretentiousness, priggishness, false colors, ruse, veneer, simulation, dissemblance, disguise, true, superciliousness, coyness, peremptoriness, scheme, ruse, brazenness, pomposity, put-on, lordliness, largeness, color, mask, hypocrisy, air, pharisaism, hoax, assumption, appearance, trick, make-believe, subterfuge, grandiosity, huffiness, coloring, honest, face, masterfulness, affectedness, simulation, presumptuousness, affectation, pretending, airs, toploftiness, right, dissimulation, honesty, cant, pretext, bumptiousness, model, dishonesty, owned, veil, haughtiness, playacting, hauteur, complacency, self-importance, blind, trickery, cloak, cloak, color, double-dealing, insincerity, formalism, timeserving, deception, pretence, foppery, misstatement, dibs, falsehood, misrepresentation, wile, ploy, excuse, gloss, seeming, stalking-horse, window-dressing, imperiousness, dirty tricks, request, consequence, high horse, wile, call, superiority, show, pompousness, sanctimoniousness, assumption, semblance, prevarication, equivocation, pretension, title, act, dodge, mask, pretext, candor, computer simulation, acting, profession, self-consequence, inflation, dissembling, egotism, cringing, pretend, sanctimony, feigning, subterfuge, loftiness, guise, servility, evasion, prank, fabrication.
- imitation (part of speech: noun)
- pretext (part of speech: noun)
- pretension (part of speech: noun)
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