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Definition of pratense

"pratense" is probably misspelled. Trying pretense instead Definition of pretense

1. pretense [ n ] the act of giving a false appearance
Examples: "his conformity was only pretending"

Used in print:

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

Its pretense to operate in the public interest is little more than a sham .

Synonyms pretense simulation pretending feigning pretence Related Terms deception affectation appearance masquerade make-believe feign simulate

2. pretense [ n ] pretending with intention to deceive

Synonyms feigning dissembling pretence pretense Related Terms misrepresentation bluff pretext hypocrisy feign

3. pretense [ n ] imaginative intellectual play

Synonyms make-believe pretence pretense Related Terms imagination

4. pretense [ n ] an artful or simulated semblance
Examples: "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

Synonyms pretence pretense pretext guise Related Terms semblance

5. pretense [ n ] a false or unsupportable quality

Synonyms pretence pretension pretense Related Terms artificiality pretend

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