HyperDic: pretext

English > 2 senses of the word pretext:
NOUNcommunicationpretext, stalking-horsesomething serving to conceal plans
attributepretext, guise, pretense, pretencean artful or simulated semblance
pretext > pronunciation
Soundspriy'teh.kst
Rhymescontext ... vexed: 8 rhymes with ehkst...
English > pretext: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningSomething serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason.
Synonymstalking-horse
NarrowerputoffA pretext for delay or inaction
Broaderpretense, pretence, feigning, dissemblingpretending with intention to deceive / deceive
Spanishachaque, asidero, cubierta, pretexto
Catalanagafador, agafall, cobertora, pretext
English > pretext: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAn artful or simulated semblance.
Synonymsguise, pretense, pretence
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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