Definitions for

Overview of noun pretext

The noun pretext has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) pretext, stalking-horse

(something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason)

2. guise, pretense, pretence, pretext

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