Definitions for pretenseprɪˈtɛns, ˈpri tɛns

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning(noun)

    the act of giving a false appearance

    "his conformity was only pretending"

  2. pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling(noun)

    pretending with intention to deceive

  3. pretense, pretence, make-believe(noun)

    imaginative intellectual play

  4. pretension, pretense, pretence(noun)

    a false or unsupportable quality

  5. guise, pretense, pretence, pretext(noun)

    an artful or simulated semblance

    "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pretense(Noun)

    A false or hypocritical profession, as, under pretense of friendliness.

  2. pretense(Noun)

    Intention or purpose not real but professed.

    without pretense of accuracy

  3. pretense(Noun)

    An unsupported claim made or implied.

  4. pretense(Noun)

    An insincere attempt to reach a specific condition or quality.

  5. Origin: From pretensse, from prætensus, past participle of prætendere, from præ- + tendere; see pretend.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pretense(noun)

    alt. of Pretence

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  1. Pretense

    The Tollan put Skaara and Klorel on trial to determine who will control the host body.

Anagrams of pretense »

  1. preteens, pre-teens

  2. Petersen

  3. terpenes

  4. Pre-teens

  5. Preteens


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