Pretense synonyms

prē'tĕns', prĭ-tĕns'
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Behavior characterized by such mannerisms or habits; artificiality:
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In map-making, faultiness in a map-projection, estimated with regard to its unequal scale in different parts and to its distortion of angles.
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Showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong
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(Countable) A division of a theatrical performance.
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Deceit is defined as the act of being dishonest using a trick or telling a lie.
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A fabricated thing; esp., a falsehood, false excuse, etc.
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The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture.
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Duplicity or deceit; treachery.
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A statement that is false. Usually indicating an error rather than an intentional lie.
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Action of the verb to shuffle.
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The act of pretending
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The duplicating or reproducing of certain characteristics or conditions, as of a system or physical process, by the use of a model or representation, for study, training, etc.
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A reason or grounds for excusing:
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The quality of being insincere
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A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.
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Showy display, as of wealth or knowledge; pretentiousness
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The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; a supposition; an unwarrantable claim.
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The action of the verb dissemble
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Hiding one's feelings or purposes.
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A way of doing this; subterfuge
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(Logic) A logical fallacy resulting from the use of multiple meanings of a single expression.
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A secret abuse in the exercise of a public office.
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A tendency to talk excessively about oneself.
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The characteristic of being brazen.
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The quality or state of being arrogant; overbearing pride or self-importance
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The manners and dress of a dandy.
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Foolish quality or action.
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The condition of being servile.
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Sycophancy, the practice or quality of a toady; fawning, obsequious behavior
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The quality of being obsequious; servile compliance
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The fawning behavior of a sycophant; servile flattery.
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Act of one who cringes.
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The act of pretending
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Alternative form of time-serving.
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A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.
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(Uncountable) The state or quality of being smug.
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The state or quality of being priggish.
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The condition of being prudish; prudery
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The property of being coy.
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Careful or too careful attention to order, regularity, precision, or conventionality; stiffness
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(Baseball, slang, 1800s) No score.
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A mass of dense artificial smoke used to conceal military areas or operations from an enemy.
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The definition of gloss is a bright or polished appearance.
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Lack of conformity to truth or fact; inaccuracy.
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A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood.
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The characteristic of being false.
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The state or quality of being affected.
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The translucent border framing a television picture tube and screen.
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A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.
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(Uncountable) Mere display or pomp with no substance.
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Any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation, etc.; stratagem; artifice
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A piece of trickery; a trick.
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An outward show; pretense
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Outward appearance; semblance
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(Usually in the plural) A trick or stratagem practiced for ensnaring or deception; a sly, insidious artifice
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A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
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The definition of a sham is something or someone that is false or has a disguise.
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Plural form of air
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The definition of a claim is a demand for something which is due.
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A distinctive behavioral trait, especially one that calls attention to itself; an idiosyncrasy.
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Sincerity; fairness; straightforwardness
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The definition of candor is the quality of being open and honest.
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The quality or condition of being sincere; genuineness, honesty, and freedom from duplicity.
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(Uncountable) The characteristic or condition of being dishonest.
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Imitation is defined as the act of copying, or a fake or copy of something.
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A ruse; a trick.
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An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.
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A game in which two teams compete to see which can more quickly guess a group of words or phrases chosen by the other team and acted out in pantomime, often syllable by syllable, by the members of their own
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(Music) A cover version.
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The definition of disguise is something that hides the truth.
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The definition of a facade is the front of a building facing a public space or an artificial front or appearance by someone.
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(Nautical) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
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A deceptive outward appearance
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Feint is defined as an act of trickery or deception.
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(Law) A verbal contrivance that is in some sense inaccurate but that accomplishes a purpose, as in the treatment of husband and wife as one person or a corporation as an entity.
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A freak or whim.
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The definition of guile is slyness shown in a charming way.
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Outward appearance or aspect; semblance.
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Misleading, dishonest, or empty talk; nonsense
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A pretending to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; esp., a pretense of virtue, piety, etc.
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A deceptive outward appearance
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An occurrence or state of affairs which causes some event or reaction; a motive or reason. [from 14th c.]
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A bodily attitude or position, such as one assumed for an artist or a photographer.
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A specious allegation; a pretext:
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The state of being actual or real.
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Reality; actual existence
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falsehood, affected show; cover
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Playful or fanciful pretense.
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The definition of acting is the job of someone in the performing arts who takes on roles in performances like movies or plays.
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Acting or living under false pretenses; concealment of something by a false or unreal show; pretentious show; disguise.
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Public utterance; vent:
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The system of color television.
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A substance used to color something.
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Disguise (deceptive appearance)
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A deceptive outward appearance
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(Anatomy) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.
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A deceptive outward appearance
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A piece of light fabric, as of net or gauze, worn, esp. by women, over the face or head or draped from a hat to conceal, protect, or enhance the face
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Any attractive but superficial appearance or display
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(Idiomatic, uncountable) A means of creating a deceptively favourable impression of something or someone; something for appearance only.
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Something, as a novel or play, intended as an elaborate hoax or practical joke on the reader or audience
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A prefix (honorific) or suffix (post-nominal) added to a person's name to signify either veneration, official position or a professional or academic qualification. See also Category:Titles
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(Slang) A claim to a share of, or rights in, something wanted
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The presentation of something false as true
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A legitimate or supposed right to demand something as one's rightful due
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A formal message requesting something.
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(British) An act of pretending or pretension; a false claim or pretext.
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Act of one who feigns; fakery; deceit.
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