Synonyms for pretense


1. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning, deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
usage: the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
2. pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling, misrepresentation, deceit, deception
usage: pretending with intention to deceive
3. pretense, pretence, make-believe, imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery
usage: imaginative intellectual play
4. pretension, pretense, pretence, artificiality
usage: a false or unsupportable quality
5. guise, pretense, pretence, pretext, semblance, gloss, color, colour
usage: an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
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