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Meaning of PRETENCE

Pronunciation:  pri'tens

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
  2. [n]  an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
  3. [n]  a false or unsupportable quality
  4. [n]  imaginative intellectual play
  5. [n]  pretending with intention to deceive

PRETENCE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: dissembling, feigning, feigning, guise, make-believe, pretending, pretense, pretense, pretense, pretense, pretension, pretext, simulation
 See Also: affectation, appearance, artificiality, bluff, color, colour, deceit, deceit, deception, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, hypocrisy, imagery, imagination, imaging, lip service, make-believe, mannerism, masquerade, mental imagery, misrepresentation, pose, pretext, semblance, show, stalking-horse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pre*tence"\, n., Pretenceful \Pre*tence"ful\, a.,