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1. pretence

noun. a false or unsupportable quality.

Synonyms

  • pretense
  • artificiality

Antonyms

  • disclaim
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize

Etymology

  • pretensse (French)
  • praetensus (Latin)

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2. pretence

noun. an artful or simulated semblance.

Synonyms

  • guise
  • pretext
  • gloss
  • semblance
  • pretense
  • color

Antonyms

  • truth
  • understatement
  • honesty
  • forfeit

Etymology

  • pretensse (French)
  • praetensus (Latin)

3. pretence

noun. the act of giving a false appearance.

Synonyms

  • dissembling
  • appearance
  • deceit
  • masquerade
  • simulation
  • feigning
  • pretend
  • affectation
  • pose
  • show
  • mannerism
  • pretense
  • dissimulation
  • affectedness
  • make-believe
  • deception

Antonyms

  • hairiness
  • beauty
  • ugliness
  • disappearance

Etymology

  • pretensse (French)
  • praetensus (Latin)

4. pretence

noun. imaginative intellectual play.

Synonyms

  • mental imagery
  • imaging
  • pretense
  • make-believe
  • imagery

Antonyms

  • unaffectedness
  • hide
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • pretensse (French)
  • praetensus (Latin)

5. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality.

Synonyms

  • truth
  • the true
  • specious
  • trumped-up
  • imitative
  • untrue
  • counterfeit
  • dishonest
  • dishonorable
  • trueness
  • incorrect
  • spurious
  • mendacious
  • insincere
  • verity

Antonyms

  • honest
  • sincere
  • true
  • genuine
  • correct
  • falsity

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] arising from error.

Synonyms

  • mistaken
  • wrong

Antonyms

  • right
  • ethical
  • good

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] deliberately deceptive.

Antonyms

  • nonimitative

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; it's real synthetic fur".

Synonyms

  • simulated
  • faux
  • artificial
  • fake
  • imitation

Antonyms

  • correctly
  • outside
  • inaccurate
  • inexactness

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] inaccurate in pitch.

Synonyms

  • off-key
  • sour
  • unharmonious

Antonyms

  • incorrectness
  • functioning
  • opportune
  • rightfulness

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. false

adjective. ['ˈfɔls'] inappropriate to reality or facts.

Synonyms

  • unrealistic

Antonyms

  • inaccuracy
  • falsehood

Etymology

  • false (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fals (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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