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  Words related to pretence

Related / Similar Words: pretense, pretending, simulation, feigning, guise, pretext, pretension, make-believe, dissembling

 

Definition:
  • the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending";
  • an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them";
  • a false or unsupportable quality;
  • imaginative intellectual play;
  • pretending with intention to deceive;

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    Hyponyms: appearance, show, make-believe, pretend, affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness, masquerade, bluff, pretext, stalking-horse, hypocrisy, lip service

     

    Derivational Morphology: simulate, assume, sham, feign, pretend, affect, dissemble

     

     
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