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1. pretext

noun. ['ˈpriːˌtɛkst'] something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason.

Synonyms

  • putoff
  • feigning
  • pretence
  • stalking-horse
  • pretense

Antonyms

  • blacken
  • stay
  • whiten
  • colorless

Etymology

  • prétexte (French)
  • praetextum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Pretext

  • affixed
  • akst
  • angst
  • anikst
  • annexed
  • annexed
  • axed
  • axt
  • bakst
  • baxt
  • betwixt
  • blixt
  • boxed
  • climaxed
  • coaxed
  • context
  • datext
  • faxed
  • flexed
  • flummoxed

Sentences with pretext


1. Noun, singular or mass
Arrange to meet her after work under the pretext of going grocery shopping or something equally mundane.

Quotes about pretext


1. Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
- Rumi

2. pretext

noun. ['ˈpriːˌtɛkst'] an artful or simulated semblance.

Synonyms

  • guise
  • gloss
  • pretence
  • semblance
  • pretense
  • color

Antonyms

  • chromatic color
  • uncolored
  • colored
  • achromatic color

Etymology

  • prétexte (French)
  • praetextum (Latin)
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