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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. pretence

noun. pretending with intention to deceive.

Synonyms

  • bluff
  • lip service
  • deceit
  • feigning
  • pretext
  • stalking-horse
  • misrepresentation
  • hypocrisy
  • pretense
  • deception

Antonyms

  • contraindicate
  • disappear
  • unaffected
  • affected

Etymology

  • pretensse (French)
  • praetensus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word pretence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Timex watches are perhaps the most basic timepieces on the market and are known for their durability and lack of pretence.

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