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Overview of noun pretense

The noun pretense has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning

(the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending")

2. pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling

(pretending with intention to deceive)

3. pretense, pretence, make-believe

(imaginative intellectual play)

4. pretension, pretense, pretence

(a false or unsupportable quality)

5. guise, pretense, pretence, pretext

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

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