HyperDic: pretense

English > 5 senses of the word pretense:
NOUNactpretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigningthe act of giving a false / false / false appearance
communicationpretense, pretence, feigning, dissemblingpretending with intention to deceive / deceive
cognitionpretense, pretence, make-believeimaginative intellectual play
attributepretense, pretension, pretencea false / false or unsupportable quality
attributepretense, guise, pretence, pretextan artful or simulated semblance
pretense > pronunciation
Rhymescommence ... whence: 23 rhymes with ehns...
English > pretense: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of giving a false / false / false appearance.
Synonymspretence, pretending, 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
English > pretense: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningpretending with intention to deceive / deceive.
Synonymspretence, feigning, dissembling
Narrowerbluffpretense that your position is stronger than it really is
hypocrisy, lip serviceAn expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
pretext, stalking-horseSomething serving to conceal plans
Broadermisrepresentation, deceit, deceptionA misleading falsehood
Spanishapariencia, disimulo, fingimiento, pretensión
Adjectivespretentiousmaking claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
Verbspretendmake believe with the intent to deceive / deceive
English > pretense: 5 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaningimaginative intellectual play.
Synonymspretence, make-believe
Broaderimagination, imaging, imagery, mental imageryThe ability to form mental images of things or events
English > pretense: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA false / false or unsupportable quality.
Synonymspretension, pretence
BroaderartificialityThe quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally
Verbspretendput forward a claim and assert right or possession of
English > pretense: 5 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningAn artful or simulated semblance.
Synonymsguise, pretence, pretext
Broadersemblance, gloss, color, colourAn outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
Spanishapariencia, guisa, pretensión, pretexto, semejanza
Catalanaparença, guisa, pretext

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