Pretence Synonyms & Definitions

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• PretenceDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (a.) Alt. of Pretenceless
  2. (n.) That which is pretended; false, deceptive, or hypocritical show, argument, or reason; pretext; feint.
  3. (n.) Intention; design.
  4. (n.) The act of laying claim; the claim laid; assumption; pretension.
  5. (n.) The act of holding out, or offering, to others something false or feigned; presentation of what is deceptive or hypocritical; deception by showing what is unreal and concealing what is real; false show; simulation; as, pretense of illness; under pretense of patriotism; on pretense of revenging Caesars death.

• PretencelessDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (a.) See Pretense, Pretenseful, Pretenseless.