HyperDic: pretending

English > 1 sense of the word pretending:
NOUNactpretending, pretense, pretence, simulation, feigningthe act of giving a false / false / false appearance
pretending > pronunciation
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > pretending: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of giving a false / false / false appearance.
Example"his conformity was only pretending"
Synonymspretense, pretence, simulation, feigning
Narroweraffectation, mannerism, pose, affectednessA deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
appearance, showpretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
make-believe, pretendThe enactment of a pretense
masquerade, charademaking a false / false / false outward show
Broaderdeception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulationThe act of deceiving / deceiving
Spanishfachada, fingimiento, simulación
Catalanfingiment, pretensió, simulació
Verbspretendmake believe with the intent to deceive / deceive

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