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Overview of noun pretence

The noun pretence has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) pretension, pretense, pretence

(a false or unsupportable quality)

2. (1) guise, pretense, pretence, pretext

(an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them")

3. pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling

(pretending with intention to deceive)

4. pretense, pretence, make-believe

(imaginative intellectual play)

5. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning

(the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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