|1.||[ noun ] pretending with intention to deceive|
|Synonyms:||dissembling pretence pretense|
|Related terms:||misrepresentation bluff pretext hypocrisy feign|
|2.||[ noun ] the act of giving a false appearance|
|Synonyms:||pretense simulation pretending pretence|
"his conformity was only pretending"
|Related terms:||deception affectation appearance masquerade make-believe feign simulate|