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Synonyms for pretence

Synonyms for (noun) pretence

Synonyms: simulation, pretence, pretending, pretense, feigning Definition: the act of giving a false appearance Usage: his conformity was only pretending

Similar words: dissembling, dissimulation, deceit, deception Definition: the act of deceiving

Synonyms: guise, pretence, pretense, pretext Definition: an artful or simulated semblance Usage: under the guise of friendship he betrayed them

Similar words: gloss, semblance, color, colour Definition: an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading Usage: he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity; he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction; the situation soon took on a different color

Synonyms: pretence, pretense, pretension Definition: a false or unsupportable quality

Similar words: artificiality Definition: the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally

Synonyms: make-believe, pretence, pretense Definition: imaginative intellectual play

Similar words: mental imagery, imagery, imagination, imaging Definition: the ability to form mental images of things or events Usage: he could still hear her in his imagination

Synonyms: feigning, dissembling, pretence, pretense Definition: pretending with intention to deceive

Similar words: deceit, deception, misrepresentation Definition: a misleading falsehood